Several activities and most of the weekend camps will involve outdoor activities, some of quite a demanding nature. The list below is a suggested minimum kit list that will allow full participation in all activities.
|Rucksack||60-70 Litre capacity||
Need to be comfortable carrying 10-20kg for several hours
Advice on adjusting the straps can be got from most outdoor shops or by asking any of the Scout leaders
|Daysack||15 to 20 Litre Capacity|
|Waterproof rucksack liner||Minimum 300 gauge plastic||
Purpose made rucksack liners
(Bin liners are not adequate)
|Walking boots||Should have rubber soles. Mid sole support, adequate ankle support and min 3mm tread.|
|Long sleeve wicking base layer||
Should be made purely of man made fibres.
Eg: Polyester, tactel polypropylene NOT VISCOSE
|Worn next to the skin to move sweat away from the body.|
|Long sleeve jumper or jacket||
Should be made of:
|Waterproof & windproof jacket||Should be made of breathable fabric of at least 5000g/M 2/24 hours (or >50%) and have taped seams.||Pertex jackets can also be used instead of waterproof jackets|
|Walking trousers||Should be full length covering waist to ankle and should not be pure cotton.||Jeans are not appropriate.|
|Walking socks||Not cotton or cotton mix with minimal wool.||Many people prefer wearing two pairs of socks as this can prevent rubbing and blisters|
|Waterproof over trousers||Should be made of breathable fabric of at least 5000g/M 2/24 hours (or >50%) and have taped seams.|
|Sleeping Bag||Should have a comfortable temperature rating of at least -0 oC and should be mummy shaped.|
|Roll mat or self inflating sleeping mat|
|Torch||Should be powered by a minimum of 2 battery cells (3 volts)||Should include spare batteries and bulb|
|Waterbottle||Minimum 1 litre|
|Compass||Silva recommended||Needs a baseplate, dial and direct of travel needle. Click here for an illustration.|
|Personal first aid kit|
We have a special partnership with GO Outdoors that gives parents a 10% discount.
Link to the 10% voucher.
The Scouts is a uniformed organisation and members are expected to wear their uniform to many activities; you will need one for your investiture which should take place 2-3 months after you join.
You will need the following:
Uniforms are available from the Harpenden and Wheathampstead Scout Shop. This can be found at:
OPEN ON SATURDAY MORNINGS 09:00-11:00 during school terms only. See ‘District Scout Shop’ on the Harpenden and Wheathampstead District website.
Alternatively, all Scout Uniforms (except Neckers) can be ordered online via the Scouts website