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Camp preparation: Your equipment

Equipment, ingredients and materials needed for your camp

All good scouting activities and events need a level of planning to make sure they are successful.

Below is a list of things you will need to help your camp run without a hitch. It's not a complete list as we want to keep you on your toes throughout the camp! 


  • Your personal kit for camp
  • Your tent or the things you are going to use to make your den
  • Torch or tent light
  • Sleeping stuff – sleeping bag, sleeping mat, blanket, pillow
  • Teddy bear

Camp opening

  • Your beaver, cub, scout or explorer uniform (all of it!)
  • Newspapers
  • sticky tape
  • pens or pencils (to colour in)
  • or the items you are going to use to make you mini flagpole!

Afternoon activity

  • coming soon!


If you are taking part in ready steady cook:
  • Chicken
  • a green vegetable of your choice 
  • an onion
  • tinned tomatoes
  • a pepper
  • rice, pasta or potatoes
  • other ingredients or herbs and spices you can lay your hands on in your dish.
Or alternatively
  • Sausages (meat or veg)

  • Potatoes

  • Beans or peas

  • Gravy (if you choose)

Ingredients for camp doughnuts
  • 2 slices of bread (makes 4 doughnuts)
  • Jam (strawberry or raspberry is good)
  • Batter mix (1 packet makes 12 doughnuts)
  • Sugar 
  • Oil 

Camp fire

The healthier option:
  • red grapes 
  • pretzel or bread sticks
  • small bits of cheese
  • napkin, paper towel or plate


The sweeter option:
  • Marshmellows 
  • Twixs or KitKats 
  • yellow, orange and red smarities, or M&Ms 
  • napkin, paper towel or plate

Main feature

A film to watch, possibly,
  • Peter's Dragon (the 1977 version)
  • Star Wars - The Force Awakens
  • Wreck-it Ralph - Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Harry potter (any one the 8 films)
  • Jungle Book (Cartoon or live action version)
  • Up!

Lights out

  • The reading on the website

Morning campers

  • Your favourite cooked breakfast

Team challenge

  • Chopsticks
  • two pencils or pens
  • two sticks from the garden
  • a pea
  • an egg
  • a tennis ball (or ball of that size)
  • a cuddly toy
  • a peg
  • an onion (or onionish veg)
  • a pair of socks