10 Essentials 

Prepared For Life 

It’s more than a motto for Scouting; it’s a way to plan and execute each outing, even if it’s just a Saturday morning hike. 

In the woods, the 10 Essentials can keep you comfortable, warm, hydrated, safe and, most of all, prepared to face what nature puts in your path.

These are the Scouting 10 Essentials:

Gear Examples

1. Pocket Knife

2. First-Aid Kit

3. Extra Clothing

4. Rain Gear


5. Water Bottle 

6. Flashlight or Headlamp

7. Trail Food

8. Matches and Fires Starters


9. Sun Protection

10. Map and Compass

Updated 10 Essentials Gear List