Boy Scout Leader Specific Training
For Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters, this training is divided into four parts. The first three parts concentrate on troop operation. The fourth part, which focuses on outdoor skills, last approximately a day and a half, depending on the skill level of the new leader.
The Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster is considered trained upon completion of This is Scouting, Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
Available to a troop committee 3 hour session
Troop Committee Members are considered trained upon completion of New Leader Essentials, Troop Committee Members training.
REFERENCE: Boy Scout Handbook, chapter 9, "Camping"
Overnight gear, outdoor essentials and appropriate clothing are the heart of camping equipment. Carry a light load of only what you need to keep yourself safe and make a good camp; leave all unnecessary items at home. Use lightweight backpacking tents for two only-no wall or large recreation types.
Water bottle filled with potable water.
Matches & Fire starters
Map & Compass
Clothing for the season(Warm-Weather or Cold-Weather)
Rain cover for backpack
Sleeping bag or 2-3 blankets
Camera & Film
Notebook or Paper
Pencil or Pen
Small musical instrument
The following items can be borrowed from your troop gear box or other leaders.
Sponge or Dishcloth
Sanitizing rinse agent (Bleach)
Scouring pads (No-soap type)
Plastic trash bags
Toilet paper in plastic bag
Water container, one or two gallon collapsible plastic
Small US flag