On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight........... A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Cliff Island Summer Camp Packing List

Cliff Island Summer Camp Packing List

Be sure to put your son’s NAME on everything - with 50-70 people on the island gear is constantly mixed up and misplaced.

What’s a typical “new purchase” for summer camp

-          Vest style Lifejacket, age and weight appropriate  

-          Cot – army style works well – should be sturdy enough to last the week.

-          Footlocker with LOCK - plastic works well. LABEL IT – they’re usually all the same color.

Sleeping bag – note, a sheet and pillow and light blanket can be handy also – you’re in the bag for a week, and if it’s hot you might want to sleep ON it not IN it.  A small rug or bath mat to wipe feet on before entering sleeping bag is also a nice addition.


Temperatures can vary between 50 degrees and 90 degrees, with strong sun, hea, rain and wind always a possibility.

Boots for the hike and around the camp - there are loads of rocks and roots
Watershoes (Crocs work well) – closed toes – no flip flops or open sandals permitted.
Sneakers – lighter weight will dry better - skate shoes are sponges.

Lightweight clothes - they dry well, and allow layering
8 pairs socks  (tip - buy cheap, throw them out - they'll come home filthy)
8 pairs underwear  (tip - same as above)
2 or 3 pairs long pants (lighter weights dry better)
5 pairs of shorts
1 or 2 bathing suits
8 T-shirts
2 sweatshirts
A button down long sleeved shirt
A light jacket, waterproof and/or raingear
Pack clothing in plastic bags so it stays organized
Sunscreen, chapstick, etc
Wash kit – soap, facecloth, small towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo - if you want baby wipes for the outhouse
2 beach towels (one to use, one to hang)
A pair of sturdy work gloves

If your son hates spiders or bugs, a mosquito net is a good investment and ensures he'll sleep

Sturdy bowl, knife, fork, spoon, hot/cold cup – a mesh bag for storage works nicely – scouts are encouraged to eat from our standard trays which are cleaned and inspected at each meal
Canteen or water bottle

Small backpack or string bag to carry stuff in - ideally, one for notebooks and pencils, one for messkit
Other gear/suggestions

Scout Handbook, in a Ziploc bag
Notebook and pencils/pens
Pocketknife (please no axes or gigantic knives)

Small amount of cash (20 dollars) – small bills – for incidentals on island
Cards, board games, etc
Flashlight, with extra batteries. Two flashlights are better as they are constantly misplaced.
Folding chair
Clothesline - at least 20 feet of light line
First aid kit
Fun stuff – fishing rod, snorkel, mask, goggles, board games, cards – stuff to use at the picnic tables
Laundry bag for dirty items
Ziploc bags and strong trash bags 
Spare eyeglasses
Contact phone numbers

All prescriptions and instructions should be communicated to Mr Chase

Camera, personal radio with headphones - note - please leave all electronics (video games, video players, and most importantly CELL PHONES) home. You're on the island to enjoy the beauty and fresh air and to participate with the troop in activities.

The troop provides canvas wall tents that sleep two scouts. We do not camp on platforms, and the tents do not have floors. Scouts are welcome to bring their own tents, the troop is not responsible for any damage however.