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Kit Lists

The following lists are published for information only. Should a list on this website be different from that a particular Courses' paperwork then the paper copy should be used.

Cub Courses

Cub courses have a standard kit list across the programme.

Required Kit

All items should be CLEARLY LABELLED with the Cub Scoutís name

  • Complete Uniform
  • Day Sac (essential)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pyjamas
  • Waterproof Outer Garments, jacket and trousers (essential)
  • Warm Sweater (2)
  • T-shirt or Similar (3)
  • Activity Trousers, not jeans (2)
  • Underclothes (3)
  • Socks (3)
  • Hike Boots or Strong Shoes (essentials)
  • Training Shoes
  • Indoor Shoes
  • Wellington Boots
  • Hat / Gloves (wool)
  • Personal Washing Requirements
  • Towel(s)
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Torch and Spare Batteries
  • Packet of Tissues
  • Coat / Fleece
  • Tuck Money (in a named purse, no more than a pound in change)

A supply of polythene bags is very useful to separate clean/dirty items.

Scout Courses

The standard common kit plus the course-specific items, below.

Common Kit

All items should be CLEARLY LABELLED with the boy/girl's name

  • Complete Uniform
  • Rucsac/Bag
  • Groundsheet
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pyjamas
  • Waterproof Outer Garment
  • Warm Sweater
  • T-shirt or Similar
  • Shorts and/or Trousers
  • Underclothes
  • Socks
  • Hike Boots or Strong Shoes
  • Training Shoes
  • Large Plate
  • Cereal Bowl
  • Cutlery
  • Mug
  • Personal Washing Requirements
  • Towel(s)
  • Tea Towel
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Torch and Spare Batteries
  • Hankies

A supply of polythene bags is useful to separate clean/dirty items.


No specific requirements


No specific requirements

Expedition Challenge

The common kit list plus the following mandatory equipment

This list is very comprehensive and excludes some personal kit which is listed on the Permission to Camp Form. All of the equipment will be needed for you to be allowed to take part in the second weekend and is required for the first weekend to support planning and discussion on equipment.

Before purchasing any equipment, please talk to your Scout Leader and see what is available from the Troop/Group.

For each team member:

  • General bag for items not being carried on the Expedition, size dependent on additional equipment each participant brings but should be around 50 litres;
  • Daysack of approximately 30 litres. Must be able to contain all items for a day hike contained inside a waterproof lining (bin liner);
  • Fully waterproof clothing. Outer layer coat and trousers. Showerproof garments are not acceptable due to eventually allowing in water in prolonged wet conditions.
  • Warm headgear to cover head and ears;
  • Footwear offering ankle protection and with Vibram type soles;
  • Gloves;
  • A complete set of walking clothing for the first day: Warm socks, underclothes, long sleeved t-shirt (short sleeves only as a vest), trousers (not jeans or track style), jersey or fleece jacket;
  • Complete change of clothing as above for the second day;
  • Sleeping bag;
  • Sleeping mat;
  • Water bottle, at least 1 litre;
  • Plastic Whistle;
  • Plastic survival bag;
  • Map case;
  • Maps - Explorer 119 (weekend 1) and Explorer 120 (weekend 2);
  • Compass;
  • Personal first aid kit, contents to be discussed on the first weekend;
  • Emergency food - Chocolate, Kendall Mint Cake, Raisins etc.;
  • Matches in waterproof bag or container;
  • Cooking stove with reserve fuel, fuel in a suitable container;
  • Pot(s) to cook food in. Participants are able to participate with a single pot / mess tin, per person, for cooking;
  • Hike tent, generally this is one for every two participants but may depend on individual and group equipment availability;
  • Torch with spare batteries;
  • Eating equipment, including a plate or mess tin, mug, knife, fork and spoon;
  • A spare bin liner;
  • Watch;
  • Writing equipment including a pen, pencil & paper;
  • Camera (phone, disposable or digital) to record any locations or information through the Expedition.

Survival Skills

In addition to the equipment listed on the Permission to Camp form, you are required to bring the following:

  • Strong waterproof boots of shoes - not wellingtons or trainers
  • Warm trousers - not jeans, jogging bottoms or shell-suit trousers
  • Thermals (to wear under trousers at night)
  • Thermal T-shirt/vest - not pure cotton
  • Sweatshirt or warm jumper
  • Warm wind and waterproof jacket
  • Woolly hat, gloves and scarf
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Unbreakable mug and plate/mess tins
  • Rucksack to carry all personal kit to and from survival site
  • Sharp folding pocket knife - under no circumstances may a sheath knife be brought
  • Survival Bag


  • The common kit list plus the following mandatory equipment:
  • T-shirts and trousers, not jeans (at least three sets);
  • Strong walking boots - to be able to use axes;
  • Wellington Boots
  • Trainers (to be worn indoors) note that all three types of footwear are required;
  • Pen, pencil and notebook;
  • Hat and gloves;
  • day sack.

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