Scout Scarf (wear this)
Scout Shirt (wear this for ScoutHike - not needed for small hikes of just us)
Hike Pack: A hiking backpack is essential for carrying you gear in. Sizes of 50L and greater are suitable for scouts on overnight hikes. The group has a few packs that can be borrowed if need be – let us know if you would like one.
Tent (Provided): Typically 3 scouts will share a tent, with each carrying part of it. The group has tents for scouts to use, and we will organise sleeping arrangements. Normally scouts can expect to take one of: the tent, the poles and pegs, and the fly. This is a roughly equal weight split.
Sleeping mat: A foam roll sleeping mat or a self-inflating mattress are good lightweight options for sleeping on. It may not always be possible to clear and smooth the ground where you are sleeping so these are a necessity.
Sleeping bag. Can be supplemented with thermals if you're not sure if it's warm enough.
Pillow is not required - we stuff spare clothes into sleeping bag-bag. Small inflatable is OK if willing to carry.
Stove (Provided): These will generally be Trangia alcohol stoves.
Fuel (Provided): Make sure you have enough fuel to last you for all the time you need to cook!
Matches: keep these in a zip-lock plastic bag to keep them dry at all times.
Dilly Bag: Simple Bowl, cup and cutlery.
Pocketknife: Good for chopping for cooking!
Washing up gear: A small bottle of concentrated detergent, sponge cloth and small tea towel is all that is needed to clean up after meals.
Water: Total Two Liters, filled up (Essential). 1L (juice) bottles are good as these don’t take up much room, and can be used to help balance your pack. Also useful is a small 5-600mL bottle to keep close to hand for drinking out of on the way.
First Aid Kit: You only need to take a small first aid kit, containing: a few Bandaids, 1 Roller bandage, 1 Triangular bandage, Stingose, etc.
Any personal medication