National Capital Area Council | Prince William District


Pack 289 traditionally has a fall, spring and summer campouts.  Typically, AOL and Webelos scouts camp as a den the first night while the entire pack camps the second night.  

What to Bring?

This is a big question for first time campers.  The Packing List is designed to be a general guide to help you get started.  As you become a more experienced camper, you may find that you wish to add or omit certain items.  If you do not have an item on the list, ask around.  We have several experienced campers that may have surplus equipment to loan out or they could suggest alternative items that you may already have.

Six Essentials

  • filled water bottle
  • first aid kit
  • headlamp or flashlight
  • trail food
  • sun protection
  • sunscreen or hat
  • whistle



  • Class-A Uniform (Blue or tan scout uniform)
  • Class- B Uniform (Blue Pack t-shirt)
  • hiking shoes/boots
  • weather-appropriate change of clothing for each day
  • sleepwear
  • jacket or sweater

Do Not Bring

  • electronics, tablets, music players
  • flip-flops or open toed shoes
  • pets
  • alcohol
  • snacks for your tent


  • daypack
  • scout handbook
  • tent and rainfly
    • ground cover(tarp)
    • stakes
    • Hammer/mallet
  • sleeping bag/blanket
  • sleeping pad/ air mattress
  • pillows (optional)
  • rain gear
  • personal toiletries
    • toothbrush/toothpaste
    • deodorant
    • wipes
    • comb
    • hand towel
  • extra batteries for flashlights/headlamp
  • mess kit
    • plate
    • mug
    • utensils
  • folding chairs
  • bug-spray
  • medications
  • duct-tape

Schedule and Menu

A schedule of events is typically sent out over email a few days prior to the campout.  Please refer to the email or event page for further details.

Pack 289 provides all meals and snacks throughout the weekend.  The Pack typically asks each den to provide volunteers to help in food preparation, serving and cleanup.

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