Wood Badge provides all your general course equipment. You will be responsible for your personal care items, clothes, eating equipment, water bottle, sleeping accessories, and note-taking supplies. The second weekend of your training will involve camping in the great outdoors. In many cases, camping gear can be borrowed from other scouters that are not at the course to reduce the purchase of additional equipment. Remember our motto, Be Prepared. The Boy Scout Handbook provides an excellent equipment guide.
Q: What do I bring the first weekend?
A: You will receive the list of items needed for Weekend Two during Weekend One. Please mark your belongings. The staff will be moving your belongings to your assigned cabins – [ no tips required, regardless of what the quartermaster staff tells you. :-) ]
- Official BSA Scout uniform (this is detailed in further in this document)
- Sturdy, closed toed shoes or boots
- Sleeping clothes
- Reading and/or sunglasses
- Small daypack
- Sleeping bag and pillow (you will be in bunk houses with bunk beds that have mats)
- Reusable water bottle and reusable coffee mug
- A sense of adventure, a willingness to step out, sometimes way out of your comfort zone. As always, your Scouting spirit and commitment to the young people we serve
Q: My spouse and I will be participating in the course together. Can we share a tent and camping equipment?A: No. While your spouse and you will be participating in the same training course, you will not be placed in the same patrol; therefore, you will not be cooking or sleeping in the same immediate area and will require separate gear. Q: Is a camp chair needed?A: Participants do not need one during Weekend One. They will need to bring one Weekend Two. A thorough list of items to bring for Weekend Two will be shared during Weekend One. Q: Will there be hiking? Do I need hiking boots and/or hiking poles?A: There are no hiking activities in the curriculum. Participants are welcome to wake early and take a walk around the facility or use any of the designated trails at the facility as long as they go with a buddy, follow Leave No Trace Principles and return in time to fully participate in the course.