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 wife 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.