Please wear your Scout uniform, and bring rain gear and layers, as the weather may change rapidly in the Santa Cruz mountains (and it’s never the same as in the valley). Please bring a mug and/or water bottle, Boy Scout Handbook and pen & paper. Please eat dinner before you arrive, or bring a “no-prep” meal with you. We will provide the ingredients, and you will prepare all your meals for Saturday and Sunday.
The Patrols (this means you) will be putting on a Campfire on Saturday. Bring some ideas/skits/songs/stories/run-ons, etc. to aid the process. Please let us know if you have any physical limitations, special dietary or medical needs so we can Be Prepared before the course begins.
You will be outdoors most of the time. Your campsites will be about 200 yards (uphill) from the parking area.
Overnight gear, outdoor essentials and appropriate clothing are the heart of camping equipment. Please refer to the Boy Scout Handbook, chapter 9, “Camping.”
You should bring:
Appropriate foot wear - you’ll be outside on rocky, wooded, uneven, unpaved terrain
Scout Uniform (wear)
Water bottle/canteen, cup
Personal First Aid Kit, suitable for hiking
Tent (consider sharing if you know other participants)
Sleeping Bag, pad
Jacket, gloves (including work gloves),
Layers of clothing (to adjust to varying temperatures and varying levels of exertion) - It can get hot and cold at Chesebrough!
Scout Outdoor Essentials (http://boyslife.org/outdoors/outdoorarticles/6976/scout-outdoor-essentials-checklist/)
Personal eating ware - utensils, plate/bowl, cup (we provide the “cooking” ware)
If you don’t have the appropriate equipment you may be able to borrow items from others in your unit.
You do not need to bring a stove.
Campfire skits & songs
A backpack is not required, but may be helpful getting to and from your campsite. Handheld GPS