Provincial Jamboree Gear Lists
Note: Cargo/camper trailers cannot be kept on campsites. There will be an opportunity on the morning of arrival day to bring in gear, drop, and go.
As much as possible, we recommend lightweight tents. Poles and lines should be of good quality, and a full fly-sheet (reaching down to ground level) is highly recommended. Tarps big enough to cover a tent are also a good idea for heavy rain. Tents should accommodate at least 3 or 4 persons each and their gear. Follow Scouts Canada Camping Facilities Standards:
- We must recognize and consider the individual’s right to privacy regarding sleeping and sanitary facilities.
- We must have separate accommodation, based on gender identity, for:
- Youth participants
- Scouters under 18 years of age
- Adults (including parents, adult resource people, and Rover Scout participants)
- Youth participants may not share accommodation with youth from older or younger Sections.
- The responsible Commissioner may permit an exception to these requirements in circumstances where safety or the facilities dictate. If sleeping accommodations are shared with youth, at least two adults must be present at all times.
- Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts camping facilities must include a weather-resistant shelter suitable for dining and program activities, as well as backup sleeping accommodation.
- All members may sleep in snow shelters or tents in the winter. Beaver Scouts and Cub Scouts may sleep in show shelters or tents in the winter with approval of parents/guardians and Scouters.
- Emergency communication equipment must be available.
We highly recommend each Section have a waterproof cook and dining shelter. Cook Shelters are available at many retail outlets or you can use a large tarp with a ridge rope, guy lines and pegs.
Packing and Transporting Gear
Regardless of the method you are planning to use to get your gear to the Camp site, it is recommended that sometime prior to Camp, Groups should hold a packing night. All those going to the Camp bring their personal packs with all personal gear packed and ready to go. Though there will be opportunity for gear drop off at the site, all youth and Scouters should be prepared to carry their gear at least a half kilometer should the need arise.
- Tent and Fly Poles
- Tarps for extra tent coverage
- cook shelters
- Hammer for pegs
- Saw and axe to trim brush
- Small tool kit
- Tent Repair Kit
- Grommet Kit
- Duct Tape
- Troop level First Aid Kit
- Flags (We encourage each Group / Section to design and bring a flag to the Camp to mark your location. These flags can also be used for larger ceremonies to mark a gathering place for the Group or Section)
Patrol Kit List
This list is designed to give organizers an idea of the equipment a patrol would need for food preparation and cleaning. The final list would be determined by the food to be prepared.
|COOKING (Pots ‘n’ Pans)||PLATES, etc.|
|-8-qt, 4-qt, & 2-qt Pots with Lids |
|-Extra Plates Extra|
-Cutlery Extra Cups
|-Serving Spoons/Forks -Serving Bowls Pitcher|
|Large & Small Knife Spatula Can Opener Potato Peeler Strainer Corn Holders NOTE: For food preparation, members using knives are advised to wear cut-resistant gloves.||Ladle Tongs Measuring Cup Mixing Bowl Cutting Boards S & P Shakers||Pot Holders Tablecloth Dishtowels Handi Wipes Hand Sanitizer||Napkins Paper Towels Dishcloth|
|Large Pot for Heating Water 3 Dishpans (hot soapy/rinse/sanitizing) Handwashing Soap & Dishwashing Soap Bleach /Lysol Wipes Sponge and Scouring Pad Rubber Gloves Trash / Recycling Bags Clothespins and Line|
|Cook Shelter Patrol Flag Props for Skits Cooler Aluminum Foil Ziploc Bags First Aid Kit||Menu Duty Roster Metal Table for Stove ( each site will have a picnic table) Matches or Lighter Lanterns Tarps|
|Salt Pepper Sugar Soy Sauce||Condiments Hot Chocolate Marshmallows Spices Cooking spray e.g. PAM||Salad Dressing/Mayo Pancake Syrup Steak Sauce Cooking Oil||Worcestershire Sauce BBQ sauce Ketchup Mustard Relish|
Personal Kit List
The following Personal Kit list is designed to guide you in preparing for your stay at Nor’Wes. You may add other items as deemed necessary.
Generally, weather at the Camp Nor’ Wes’ site is quite favorable, during the summer. HOWEVER, you should be prepared for variations that range from hot, to freezing, dry to wet. You are responsible for your own belongings – labeling everything is essential. There will be no safekeeping facilities for your valuables at the Camp, so make sure that your personal articles are secured at all times. All youth will have camp T-shirts. However, wearing your group necker is an easy way to quickly identify / get a count of all members while on the move.
Suggested list of personal gear:
- Long Sleeved shirts
- Long Pants/zip off
- Warm sweater / hoodie
- Nylon Jacket / Windbreaker
- Hat that protects ears from sunburn
- Footwear for wet weather
- Footwear to wear in shower is helpful
- Hiking Boots
- Running Shoes
- Rainwear and Hat
- Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping or foam pad Ground sheet
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
- Sunglasses (preferably with 100% UV protection)
- Towel Hand Sanitizer
- Facecloth Biodegradable Soap
- Phosphate free shampoo
- Toothbrush and Paste
- Deodorant (non-aerosol & perfume free)
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Protection against chapped lips
- Insect Repellant (non-aerosol)
- Net bag for drying & storing dishes
- Cup, Plate & Bowl Knife,Fork & Spoon
- Mending Kit (needles, thread, safety pins)
- Folding lock blade knife (if approved/required)
- Re-fillable sealable drinking container
- Roll of Duct Tape
- Flashlight, with extra batteries
- Notebook & Pen / Pencil
- Plastic Bags for packing
- Badge swapping material
- Camp Chair
- Any other personal care items necessary for comfort and safety A small amount of cash for Tuck Shop purchases, such as snacks, drinks
- Bike/safety helmet – there will be some available but if youth have their own they are encouraged to bring them.
- T-shirts – there is an optional evening activity, if youth want to participate they are asked to bring along a white tshirt.
- Vents – Can bring a bike to camp, please bring along a bike lock, this is at their own risk.