Stuck for what to get a beaver/cub/scout for Christmas or a birthday? Fear not! below is a list of scouting "must-haves".

  • Torch
  • Walking boots
  • Walking boots bag
  • Gaiters
  • Compass
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Rucksac
  • Camp blanket (for them to sow their old badges onto)
  • Outdoor survival books

This list is far from finished. If you have a suggestion, let us know!

* Dependant on time of year
** Optional (but recommended)


  • Walking boots
  • Trainers
  • Wellington boots
  • Socks
  • Trousers (no jeans)
  • Shorts
  • Underwear
  • T-Shirts
  • Jumpers/Fleeces
  • Uniform + Coat hanger
  • Nightwear
  • Sun hat/baseball cap
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves *
  • Coat
  • Spare anorak or kagoule (for if other coat is wet)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Gaiters **
  • Swimwear + Towel (if applicable)
  • Old clothes for outdoor activities

Health and Personal Hygiene

  • Medication - This must be handed in to the camp leader or first aider on arrival. It must be labelled with the child's name. Please ensure all medication is mentioned on the medication form.
  • Wash kit - Tooth brush, Tooth paste, Sponge/Flannel, Soap, Hair brush/comb
  • Towel
  • Sun cream and lip balm
  • Handkerchiefs


  • Torch (with spare batteries)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Pillow
  • Blanket *
  • Drinks bottle
  • Polythene bag for dirty clothes
  • Tea towel
  • Wrist watch


  • 1 Large Cake or 6 Small Cakes (to be handed in to a leader/kitchen tent at the beginning of the camp so it can be shared)

Important information

All kit is to be brought in a rucksack or holdall - not suitcases


Each young person is responsible for their own kit.

We recommend that the young person packs their own kit (so they know where everything is in their bags).

Scout group email addresses

All adult volunteers (and young leaders) are entitled to a scout group email address. To get one, please speak to your section leader who will have one set up on your behalf. You will need to give them your personal email address you would like your new account details and password to be sent to.

We use Google Apps as our email service provider. It provides a feature rich, reliable environment for all internal and external group communications. Existing Gmail users will feel right at home, in fact they probably won't notice the difference (apart from the end part of the email address!). You can login straight from the homepage or . Alternatively you can click on the link below.

To access your mail on your smart phone or tablet, add the account as a google account on android and download the gmail app for iphone/ipad.