Gear for Scoutlook


A suggested equipment list has been included in the Scoutlook registration package.  Although the amount of clothing and other gear may vary and is dependent on each participant's individual needs, please keep in mind that Scoutlook is a wilderness camp consideration should be give to minimizing the amount of clothing and gear required (for example, one jacket can be both water and wind proof).

All gear need to be in a suitable backpack or dry sack and should not be over packed as the participants need to be able to carry their packs to and from their camp site.  For their daily activities, all participants will need a day-pack large enough to hold items such as a jacket, extra socks and shirt, sun screen and insect repellant, camera and binoculars.

As Scoutlook is a wilderness camp, there are no facilities for participants to recharge electronic equipment and is the possibility that electronic equipment can be damaged or lost, NO electronic equipment (Smartphone, game systems, tables, radios) are allowed.  Electronics such as digital cameras and GPS units can be brought to the camp.

Helpful Hints

To protect gear from getting wet, backpacks can be lined with a garbage bag

Books should be keep in zip-loc bags

Digital cameras should be water-proof or kept in a plastic zip-loc bag when not in use

Participants should wear wide brim hats (no baseball caps) as they will be spending many hours in canoes

Equipment (camera, GPS, flashlight, mess kit, etc) should be labelled with the participant's first and last name

No disposable mess kits (paper/foam plates, cups, disposable cutlery)