Camping Information


Please see the Campout page for more information.

General Information


  • Arrive at our Scout Hut @ 5:30 PM Friday for gear and food distribution, vehicle assignments, and to eat dinner.
  • Bring money ($5) to pay for your friday Chick-Fil-A dinner and weekend troop snacks.
  • If you need Class-B t-shirts, see any of the scoutmasters.
  • Departure is at 6:00 pm. sharp.
  • Return on Sunday between 12:00 and 2:00. Drivers will have scouts call their parents with an estimated arrival time before we arrive back in Atlanta.
  • Two- or three-man tents - no family tents.
  • No Pop Tarts for main meals.
  • Menus to be approved by SPL prior to departure
  • Adults that attend are assumed to be drivers. Please make sure the troop has updated auto insurance information and contact numbers.
  • See this page for tips and suggestions on where to buy gear.
  • A more complete list of campout guidelines and planning information can be found here.
  • The troop asks that parents of each scout volunteer to drive or attend at least two campouts per school year.
  • Scouts arriving late and leaving early disrupt the campout, increase the logistical complexity, and shortchange themselves. Life is complex, however, and sometimes schedule conflicts are inevitable. Thus, each scout can arrive late or leave early on one campout per school year. After that, scouts may be asked not to attend a campout if he cannot come up Friday and back Sunday with the troop.
  • Scouts arriving late or leaving early cannot serve in a leadership capacity on campouts.
  • Scouts leaving early or arriving late will be responsible for their own transportation.
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Gear Lists


In general this troop avoids the use of cotton materials for clothing. Cotton absorbs moisture and is recognized as a cause of hypothermia. Please do not bring cotton clothes because it might rain. Because rain and cold are unpredictable, always carry a high quality rain jacket with a hood. Rain pants, a pack cover, and a rain fly for your tent are all desirable gear. Here is an interesting article on backpacking light and various gear.


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