Below is the suggested kit list for a Beaver Sleepover, or Cub Camp. The camp organiser or Leader will let you know if you need anything in particular.

As far as possible, try to pack everything into the one rucksack / holdall, rather than having everything in multiple bags, as it increases the chances of things getting lost, and makes it more difficult to carry.

If Beavers / Cubs don’t do all of their own packing, they should at least be involved so they know what kit is theirs, and where things are in their bag. This will also help to alleviate anxieties first time campers might have about being away from home.

Please don’t bring electronic toys or mobile phones – they’re very easily lost or broken. Also, don’t bring sweets or snacks – they attract animals and make a mess. If you’re asked to bring cakes, please hand them in so they can be kept in the kitchen.

  • Uniform – to be worn on arrival
  • Rucksack or holdall – depending upon the campsite, you might have to walk a fair distance from the carpark to the site, so take a bag that’s easy to carry
  • Daysack – for carrying waterproofs, lunch etc. on hikes or going offsite
  • Warm jumper(s) / sweatshirt(s)
  • T-Shirt(s)
  • Trousers – cargo style, Scout activity trousers or tracksuit bottoms are ideal – don’t bring jeans as if they get wet they will take an age to dry
  • Shorts
  • Underclothes & socks – enough for the length of the camp, plus a couple of spare pairs
  • Nightwear
  • Woolly hat
  • Baseball cap / sun hat
  • Dining kit – plate, bowl, mug & cutlery in a drawstring bag
  • Water bottle
  • Tea towel
  • Wash kit – soap, flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste & comb / brush
  • Towel – hand towel for normal camps, bath towel if doing water activities
  • Torch – headtorch is the most useful, although you might also want to take a conventional torch as a backup, and that you can hang from the ceiling of the tent to act as a lamp
  • Trainers
  • Hike boots, or wellies may suffice – ask the camp leader
  • Thick socks
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sleeping bag – click here for advice on what type to buy
  • Roll mat or self-inflating mattress
  • Carrier bags / bin bags – for laundry and rubbish
  • Teddy / favourite toy
  • Reading book / comic