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Boy Scout Troop 51
(Phillipsburg, New Jersey)
 
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Here you will find information on topics like:
  • Packing lists for campouts and summer camp
  • How to apply patches to a scout uniform
  • A guide to scout gear for parents with pictures
  • Outdoor Essential equipment
In the Knowledge Base on the non-public site are additional LOCAL articles to help scouts on their journey.  Please login to view
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Icon File Name Comment  
_Parents Gear Guide 2019.pdf Parent's Guide to Scout Gear (2019 Update)  
10 Outdoor Essentials.pdf The ten essential items for outdoor activities  
DIY Toiletry Kit.pdf How to make a compact toiletry kit for camping  
Eagle Expectation.pdf Troop expectation of an Eagle Scout candidate and his parents  
Highly Evolved Mess Kit.pdf Alternatives for outdoor eating  
How To Build a Campfire.pdf How to Build a Campfire  
How to Sleep Warm.pdf How to Sleep Warm  
How to Use a Blue card.pdf How to use a Blue Card  
How to Wash Dishes when Camping.pdf How to Wash Dishes When Camping  
Pack List - Overnight Camping.pdf Overnight Camping Pack List  
Pack List - Summer Camp.pdf Summer Camp Pack List  
Post-Campout-Checklist.pdf After camping check list - things to do after you get home  
Uniform Patch Guide.pdf Guide to where patches are placed on a scout uniform  

PLEASE DO NOT PACK FOR YOUR SCOUT 
If you pack for your scout, they will not know what they have or where it is.  Letting scouts pack for themselves is a little trying for some parents.  Work with them instead.  Start with a pack list (see the troop website).  Lay everything out and check it off as they pack it.  Will they forget something?  Almost certainly!  The leaders do and we have been doing this longer.  Building self-sufficiency is an important part of scouting, and packing your own gear is a great way to do just that.

PLEASE PUT YOUR SCOUT'S NAME ON EVERYTHING
If you are attending an event with dozens of other scouts and misplace a piece of clothing or gear there’s a much better chance it will find its way back to you if it is clearly marked with full name and troop number.

PLEASE HELP YOUR SCOUT KEEP TRACK OF THEIR GEAR 
Scouts are always saying they do not have a piece of gear because they could not find it at home.  After each camping trip see that they unpack, check that their gear is clean and dry and store it in a plastic tub (like the one we recommend for summer camp) so it is there for the next trip.