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Ma-Ka-Ja-Wan Packing List – updated

MAKAJAWAN Packing List

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1. Any medication—these should be stored in the original prescription bottle with complete and accurate descriptions of directions.

2. Scout uniform (2 if available): Scout shirt with neckerchief & slide or troop bolo tie. Summer uniform of Scout shorts would be ideal. (Note: The PLC voted to require neckerchiefs/slides or bolo ties for breakfast and dinner.)

3. Scouting-related T-shirts are good for daytime activities.

4. Sweater, Sweatshirt and/or jacket

5. Jeans and shorts

6. At least five pairs of socks. (Ideally, include some Scout socks for use with summer uniform.)

7. Towels (2) and washcloth

8. At least five changes of underwear

9. Swimming trunks

10. Pajamas
or sleep clothes

11. Sleeping bag

12. Ground cloth

13. Poncho or raincoat – A must!

14. Extra pair or two of shoes (for wet weather): A must!

15. Knapsack or duffel bag

16. Soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, and comb (in a tote)

17. Flashlight with extra batteries

18. Scout Handbook, pencil, pen, and paper (use pre-addressed, stamped envelopes/cards if you expect letters!)

19. Mosquito netting. A must for all campers!

20. Mosquito repellent (no aerosol cans) – A must!

21. Sunscreen – important

23. Water Bottles (At least one, but two are preferable.)

24. Spending money (not more than $25 is recommended)
Place in an unsealed envelope.  Write your name and the amount on the front.  Bring only small bills.  The troop “banker” will keep your money till you need it.

25. About 30 feet of clothesline – can be shared.

26. Go back and put your name on everything! – A must


1. Camera
(remember, the woods are tough on items like these)

2. Compass

3. Folding pocket knife (Sheath knives not allowed)

4. Fishing Poles, bait, and tackle (Lots of Northern Pike and panfish, some Bass in Lake Killian)

Scouts may not bring certain electronics, including MP3 players, iPods, tablets and electronic games. Cell Phones are impractical and completely unnecessary: there is no signal (usually), no power charging and no reason to use it when you’re in the North Woods.  Further, the conditions in the woods are tough on cell phones.  You may have a brick in just a day or two.  Troop Policy says smart phone use is OK when used as a tool, but not when used as a toy.  Keep this in mind when packing.  Scouts who carry a smartphone must have a valid Troop 96 TechnoChip card.  Use of the device is limited by the terms of the Troop Policy.  The phone must be surrendered to a Troop 96 registered adult if its use violates the Scout Law.

Also prohibited are fireworks, sheath knives, bicycles and pets. If you are unsure whether something is appropriate to take to camp, please ask. Please note Scouts do lose items and the outdoors can be rough on things meant to be inside—items of sentimental value and high-cost (electronic) items are not recommended for camp use.

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