Recommended Kit List

This kit list provides a comprehensive list of items we recommend you bring to the listed activities. Any items marked with a * are luxury items that can be purchased but are not a necessity and we would only recommend them if you will use them outside of Scouting too. This list is formed from recommendations by The Scout Association, D of E.

This kit list is grouped for ease of reading, please consult the kit list sent out by your leader for all the items you require on a camp/event.

Camp Kit (Summer):

ItemRecommendation(s)Rough PriceAvailable From
Sleeping Bag (Summer)Vango Nitestar 225£40Go Outdoors
Fleece JumperRegatta Thornbrook Fleece£10Go Outdoors
Warm JacketRegatta Westville 2 Soft Shell Jacket£35Go Outdoors
TrousersCraghoppers Kiwi Classic, Pro£25 – 50Go Outdoors
ShortsCraghoppers Kiwi Shorts, Pro£20 – 30Go Outdoors
Sturdy ShoesMerrel Crosslander£60Decathlon
Warm HatThinsulate Knitted Beanie£7Mountain Warehouse
PlateLifeVenture Ellipse Plate£4Go Outdoors
BowlLifeVenture Ellipse Bowl£3Go Outdoors
MugLifeVenture Ellipse Insulated Mug£5Go Outdoors
Knife, Fork, SpoonHi-Gear Heavy-Duty Cutlery Set£2Go Outdoors
Therma-Rest / Roll MatVango Trek Compact, Multimat Camper£8 – £30Go Outdoors
TowelMicro Towelling Medium£14Mountain Warehouse
Head TorchCOB Active Headtorch£12Mountain Warehouse
60-70 Litre RucksackVango Contour£70Decathlon

Camp Kit (Winter Additions):

*This list is complementary to the above.

ItemRecommendation(s)Rough PriceAvailable From
Sleeping Bag (Winter)Vango Latitude Pro 400£80Go Outdoors
Thermal TopKipsta Adult Short Sleeved Thermal Base Top£13Decathlon
Thermal BottomsQuechua Trekking Fleece Tights£12Decathlon
Warm JumpersBrasher Bleaberry 2£15Go Outdoors
SnoodWedze Adult Ski Neck Warmer£2Decathlon

Leaders / Young Leaders Camp Kit:

ItemRecommendation(s)Rough PriceAvailable From
1-2 Man Tent*Vango Nova 200£130Go Outdoors
3-4 Man Tent*Vango Nova 300£150Go Outdoors

Walking Kit:

ItemRecommendation(s)Rough PriceAvailable From
Walking BootsHi-Tec EuroTrek Walking Boots, Berghaus Expeditor Trek£50 – 70Go Outdoors
Walking SocksBridgedale Midweight Merino Boot Socks£18Go Outdoors
Sock LinersBridgedale CoolMax Base Layer Socks£17Go Outdoors
Waterproof JacketBerghaus Bowood£35Go Outdoors
Waterproof TrousersBergahus Drift£25Go Outdoors
Sun HatBaseball Cap£7Mountain Warehouse
T-Shirt (Technical Wicking)Endurance T-Shirt£12Mountain Warehouse
JumperPeter Storm Kid’s Bracken£9Go Outdoors
Rucksack (20-30 litres)Technicals Tibet 25£25Go Outdoors
Dry BagsKarimor Dry Bags£4 – 8Sports Direct
Water BottleEurohike 1L Water Bottle£5Go Outdoors
Compass*Silva Classic, Field, Expedition£15 – 30Go Outdoors
Whistle*Life Systems Safety Whistle£4Go Outdoors
Survival Bag*Life Systems Survival Bag£5Go Outdoors
Personal First Aid Kit*Life Systems Trek First Aid Kit£15Go Outdoors

Water Sports Kit:

ItemRecommendation(s)Rough PriceAvailable From
Wetsuit*Gul G-Force£30-35Wetsuit Outlet
Buoyancy Aid*Yak Blaze£35-40Wetsuit Outlet
Helmet*Gul Evo£30-35Amazon
Water ShoesGul PowerBoots 3/5mm£20-30Wetsuit Outlet

Misc. Luxury Items:

ItemRecommendation(s)Rough PriceAvailable From
Fire Steel*Light My Fire Ferro Rod£15Amazon