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The Ten Essentials

Any time a Scout goes on a camping trip or hike, he should always be prepared by carrying the following ten essential items in his pack. These essentials will allow a scout to survive in the outdoors in most emergency situations.

1. Pocket Knife

NOTE: You must have your Totin’ Chip to use a pocket knife!

2. First Aid Kit

3. Extra Clothing

4. Rain Gear

5. Water Bottle

 6. Flashlight or Headlamp

NOTE: Don't forget spare batteries!

7. Trail Food 

8. Matches/Fire starter

NOTE: You must have your Firem’n Chit to use matches!

9. Sun Protection

10. Map and Compass