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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