What To Pack

During the first Wood Badge weekend, you will be staying in bunkhouse-style camp cabins a short walk from the parking lot, with separate sleeping areas for males and females. Bunk-bed cots and mattresses are provided. Shower facilities will be available. Meals will be served family-style in the camp dining hall; mess gear is not needed.

For the second Wood Badge weekend, you will be camping as patrols. During the first weekend, your patrol will discuss what to pack for an overnight camping experience and determine group gear needs.

Please check the weather for Rutland, MA for the latest forecast. Spring at Treasure Valley can be warm during the day, cool at night, and precipitation is common.

  • Official Scout uniform(s) for your current Scouting position (Note:  A complete uniform includes the official shirt; shorts, long pants, skirts, or culottes; socks; and belt.) A neckerchief and slide will be provided.
  • Scout activity uniform(s) (Note:  An activity uniform includes a Scout T-shirt or knit shirt and Scout shorts, long pants, skirts, or culottes.) Two Wood Badge course t-shirts will be provided.
  • Waterproof shoes or boots
  • Fleece, down, or other warm jacket
  • Soft shell or windbreaker
  • Rain gear (poncho or rain suit)
  • Warm hat and gloves / mittens
  • Underwear
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Sleeping bag, blankets and sheets, pillow
  • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb
  • Pocketknife or multiple tool–type knife
  • Medication in labeled containers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Shower footwear
  • Day pack
  • Pens, pencils, pocket notebook
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Reusable coffee mug
  • Handbook for your Scouting program
  • Religious texts
  • Songbooks, skit ideas, etc.
  • Camera
  • Seat cushion / padding (stadium cushion, Crazy Creek, etc.)
  • Spending money for trading post and Interfaith Service collection.
  • Copy of a current BSA Medical Form