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The Outdoor (Ten) Essentials: (Boy Scout Handbook, p. 207)
Any time a Scout goes on a camping trip or hike, he should always be prepared by
carrying the following ten essential items in his pack. These essentials will allow a
scout to survive in the outdoors in most emergency situations.
__ Pocketknife (when you complete Totin’ Chip training)
__ First aid kit
__ Extra clothing
__ Rain gear
__ Water bottle (1 liter)
__ Flashlight or headlamp
__ Trail food
__ Matches/Fire starter (when you complete Firem’n Chit training)
__ Sun protection
__ Map and compass
Recommendation beyond the Ten:
__ Insect repellant
__ Toilet paper (small roll)
__ Whistle
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