Camp Equipment

Be able to properly use camping equipment such as tents. Know how to repair, clean and maintain them

pageTents and Other Equipment

A Scout group has their own space to store their equipment which is called a Scout Den, Scout cave, Scout Room, Storage. The Camp equipment categorized into three

  1. Troop Equipment

  2. Patrol Equipment

  3. Individual Scout Equipment

Troop Equipment

Quartermaster and the Scout Master are directly in-charge of the Troop Equipment and cannot be used any other purpose other than Scouting on regular meetings without prior consent/approval.

  • Large Kettle

  • Heavy Duty Burner

  • 1 large Utensil

  • 4 plastic buckets

  • 5 patrol Tents

  • 1 20ft Tarp

  • First Aid kit

  • Mallet

And the list continues for the common items in the den. The Q.M. has the item count and keeps track on the items, replaces, repair when damaged.

The troop equipment is categorized according to the usage level, rarely used equipment such as farming tools in a school environment, paint brushes, wooden logs for platforms are labeled in colour Red, most commonly used items are labeled in green; such as wooden mallet, pegs.

  • Red - Rarely using equipment : Farming tools, paint brushes

  • Yellow - Moderately using equipment : Manilla Ropes, Pulley Blocks

  • Green - Common equipment : Saw, Mallet, Pegs, Flag Pole

Colours can be customized according to the categories.

Patrol Equipment

Patrols have their own space called the Patrol Corner or a shared space. The items in Patrol corners are not counted as Troop Equipment but as Patrol Equipment. If the equipment donated to the Troop, the equipment considered as Troop equipment and can be commonly used. Patrol equipment shared only among Patrol members and a property of the Patrol. The main responsibility for Patrol Equipment goes to the Patrol Leader and the Quartermaster is the one with the authority.

Patrol Corners normally contain;

  • A first Aid kit

  • Lanterns

  • Trophies

  • Patrol Box

  • Cups

Caring and Storing Equipment

The lifespan of equipment is measured the way you are treating the equipment. It is a general practice that you store valuable items such as pulley blocks and ropes in barrels with seals.

It is everyone's responsibility to take care of the equipment. Oiling the tools, painting the staves, stools are practiced in regular Scout Meetings.

Individual Scout Equipment

Individual Scout Equipment includes everything you need for a camp/event/hike and asked by the administration for you to bring. You will see this in common attached to the camp circulars

  • Scout Uniform and Belt

  • Socks 4 pairs

  • Pants and undergarments for 4 days

  • 6 T-shirts

  • Shoes & slippers

  • Cap or Hat

  • Towel

  • Swimming trunk

  • Toiletries

  • Personal Medication

  • Notebook & Pen

  • Torch

  • Trash Bag

  • Sewing Kit

  • Pocket Knife/Scout Knife

  • Cup & Plate

  • Water Bottle

  • Backpack

And the list continues. The equipment list depends on the type of camp.

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