Ready for that Hike or Campout with your Pack? Don’t forget these six must-haves for Cub Scouts. Help your scout learn to pack these six essential items with a checklist, or simply keep your bag stocked with everything except a snack and fill ‘er up when you’re ready to go. We’ll see ya’ on the trail!
SPF is an important item to pack! Even on a cloudy day, the sun can still do a number on your skin. Be sure to pack an SPF that is suitable for your activities; hiking, swimming, surfing, etc. Reapply as directed, and combine with other sun protection like a Boonie Hat and staying in the shade.
3. Trail Snacks
Cub Scouts are Loyal, Trustworthy, Kind, Clean….. and HUNGRY! Our Cubs are always looking for a snack. Pack something shelf-stable and full of nutrition and energy. Organic Clif Bars, Apples, Raisins, popcorn and more make lightweight yet filling snacks.
4. First Aid
When purchasing and packing a first aid kit, it’s important to know how to use it, too! Choose an affordable first-aid kit that stocks everything you will need for possible scenarios, including insect stings, cuts, and bruises, or re-dressing an injury. Compact kits that fold up are great for camping and hiking.
Any working flashlight will do, but sometimes space is at a premium! The Motorola Compass/Emergency Light combines a compass, working light, emergency flasher and more into a clip-able item. Whichever flashlight you choose to pack, make sure you have spare batteries or a fresh recharge.