The Scout Basic Essentials (10 Essentials)

There are ten essential items that a scout should have while hiking or camping outdoors.  They are:

  1. Pocketknife
  2. First-aid kit
  3. Extra clothing
  4. Rain gear
  5. Water bottle
  6. Flashlight
  7. Trail food
  8. Matches and fire starters
  9. Sun protection
  10. Map and compass

All of these items should fit into a large Ziploc bag and should be carried by the scout whenever they go hiking or on a campout.

More information can be found in the Hiking section of the Boy Scout Handbook