We hope you and your families had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
As the holiday season is now in full swing, we are providing this list of great scouting Christmas gifts that you may find helpful.
1) CoolMax EcoMade Liner Socks – REI
2) Smart Wool Light Cushion – Hiking Socks – REI
3) Head Lamps – Energizer 300 Lumens – Walmart, Target, Home Depot (Lithium Batteries Recommended as they do not leak)
4) Flash Light – Energizer LED TAC-300 – belt clip and water proof
5) Back Packing Saw – Flora Folding 7.7in – Amazon
6) Water Bottles 32oz – should have two – Nalgene or Camelback
7) Pocket Knifes – Must have locking blade, 3-1/2 in max blade length – Scout Shop has a bunch of different types at reasonable prices
8) Ozark Trail Survival Blanket – Igloo Campers – spread out in tent for insulation silver side down
9) Sea to Summit makes quality light weight Utensils, Cups and Plates – REI
From $25.00 to $50
10) Sleeping Pad – Sleepingo – Amazon
11) Closed Cell Foam Pad – Exped – REI (Can Shorten for younger scouts)
12) Day Pack – Teton Sports Oasis 18L – amazon – Day packs 18L-25L
13) Sea to Summit 30L Compression Bag for Sleeping Bag – BackCountry.com
14) Rain Gear – Frog Togs Ultra-Lite or Similar – No Ponchos
15) Darn Tough Hiker Boot Full Cushion Socks – Lifetime Guarantee
16) Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sacks – Northern Tier Scouts and Scouters – great for canoe or kayak trips.
From $50.00 and Up
17) Back Packs – Preferred Framed for older scouts – Kelty or Jansport proven – younger scouts who are small framed consider getting a women’s internal frame pack that usually accommodate smaller hips. Until they grow into full size packs. Then hand down smaller pack to new scouts. Most frames are adjustable to different body builds, most stores will adjust pack for free.
18) Sleeping Bags – Recommend Mummy Style 20 Degree Bag
19) Hiking Boots – Waterproof, Should Support Ankles, Must try on and feel comfortable, Unless High Adventure Crew some of the lesser brands are OK as their feet grow fast.
20) Hammock W/tree Straps – Multiple Brands – great for Summer Camp (Optional)