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Kit List

Expedition Challenge 2019 - Kit List

Scouts will need to pack two bags for the Expedition Challenge, a day bag and an overnight bag. Please note there may be additional items added to the kit list depending on the activity plans of each hike group. 

Day Bag
This needs to be a comfortable bag as scouts will carry this for the duration of the walk. There needs to be some space available as the hike group will be given a first aid kit and survival kit to carry in their bags too.
  • Packed lunch (Plenty to eat including some sweets as a source of energy)
  • Plenty to drink, ideally 1 litre or more of still water
  • Emergency ration (kendal mint cake/Mars bar)
  • Waterproofs
    • Ideally a waterproof coat and trousers
    • Needs to be a waterproof rather than a soft shell jacket
  • An additional jumper / layer
  • A whistle
  • Sun cream and a hat

Clothing for the Walk
  • Scouts should wear comfortable clothing to walk in, shorts are the best option and most comfortable)
  • Thick socks
  • Hiking boots with ankle support

Overnight Bag
The overnight bag will go onto the van or trailer and will not be available until scouts complete their walk.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Full change of clothes
  • Small pillow
  • Additional hoodie / coat
  • Towel
  • Nightwear
  • Wash kit (tooth brush, shower gel etc)
  • Change of trainers
  • A torch
The group will provide maps, compasses, map cases, first aid kids, tents, stoves and all necessary camping equipment.