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Kit list - CubWorld County Camp

Please label all items clearly with your Cubs name - you may not get back any unlabelled items! Please ensure that the Group name (33rd Oxford) is also marked on any items that Cubs may leave lying around the campsite (eg coats, drinks bottles, rucksacks, wallets).

Pack as light as possible: please note that Cubs will have to carry ALL their kit, in one go, from the drop off point to the camp site and back again after!


Clothing and footwear
    • Full uniform (arrive in this)
    • Waterproof jacket / trousers (check weather - not required if it's going to be hot and dry all weekend)
    • Warm jacket (ideally fleece - bring this whatever the weather)
    • Shorts / trousers (maximum two pairs total)
    • T-shirts (maximum two)
    • Jumpers/hoodies (one)
    • Underclothes & socks (three changes)
    • Warm pyjamas
    • Spare footwear (one pair)
    • Waterproof boots or wellies (check weather - don't bother if it's hot and dry)
    • Separate bag inside main bag containing Costume for parade (this helps us to find it!) - USA red/white/blue, stars and stripes themed - for those who don't like costumes a pair of blue trousers and a white t-shirt is fine, just stick to the colour scheme and add stars and stripes if you want! We have enough themed hats for everyone!
    • Separate swimming bag inside main bag containing a swimsuit (and/or wet suit if preferred) and a towel - no goggles permitted
    • Separate boating kit bag inside main bag containing a complete set of clothes for boating in (with underwear, socks and shoes too) that can get completely soaked through and (another!) towel - shoes must fit securely (eg trainers or plimsoles - no crocs or flipflops)
    Camping equipment
    • Rucksack/soft bag - NO SUITCASES! Please note that Cubs will have to carry ALL their kit, in one go, from the drop off point to the camp site - everything must be inside/attached and Cubs must be able to carry this!
    • Carry mat/thin air mattress/thick blanket (NOT an airbed) - Cubs will be very cold without this layer beneath them but there's no space for a full sized airbed and they will not be permitted to use this
    • Sleeping bag and small pillow
    • Torch & spare batteries
    • Sitting mat (a small, bottom-sized, mat to sit on, important if the ground is damp - you can buy small foam ones, of make your own from newspapers in a taped-up plastic bag)
    • Plate bag containing:
      • Non-breakable mug, plate and bowl
      • Cutlery set - spoon, fork and knife
      • Tea towel
    Other personal kit
    • Personal wash kit (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, flannel etc) and small towel
    • Large plastic bag for dirty laundry
    • Sun cream & hat
    • Insect repellent
    • Drinks bottle 500-750ml
    • Small day-sack
    • Spending money - max £10 in a wallet clearly marked with Cub's name and Pack (note that your Cub is responsible for looking after this - leaders will not look after money during camp)
    • Cheap watch (if you have one)
    • Cuddly friend/mascot

    Equipment Notes
    • Packing: Please get your young person to pack their own kit: this way they will know where everything is and the leaders will have to spend less time tracking down items in the dark!
    • Plate bag: A plate bag is an essential item to preventing things from getting lost and keeping items clean and away from insects etc. Plate bags should have a drawstring and be clearly named.
    • Warm clothing: A series of thin layers are warmer than a single thick layer. Air trapped between layers serves as additional insulation. Do not forget your hands and head.
    • Torch: Pack your torch so it can be easily accessed. Good practice is to pack batteries separately (or insert in reverse) to prevent being switched on accidentally whilst packed.
    • Electronics: Please do not bring any electronic items that may get lost or damaged.
    • Snacks in kit: Please do not put any sweets/snacks in bags: they are not allowed to have these in their sleeping quarters. If any such items are found will be confiscated.

    Ensure all personal belongings are clearly named. Identification on plates, cutlery, mugs, drinks bottle and tea towel will need to be water resistant (engraved or painted where appropriate. Sticky tape, or nail varnish dots are not suitable). These items are always being lost or mixed up during camps due to lack of naming!