Kit lists


When you’re doing outdoor activities, it’s important you take the right kit.  This page gives you a list of the things that you might be expected to bring with you for various activities.  These lists are only for guidance and we’ll give particular guidance each time we do an activity.  Please pack stuff yourself (don’t get your parents to do it!), bring it in a rucksack so it can be carried on your back and make sure things are labelled if you don’t want to lose them!

As well as the lists below, you might find this Kit Buying Guide a helpful introduction to what sort of things you should get (and what you shouldn’t waste money on just yet!)

Hiking kit list

Clothing:

  • Hat
  • Scout Shirt and scarf
  • Long sleeved fleece/sweatshirt
  • Waterproof cagoule/jacket
  • Gloves or mitts
  • Long trousers (trackie bottoms, activity trousers, uniform trousers) ABOSOLUTELY NO CORDROYS/JEANS
  • Long warm socks
  • Walking boots. If you do not have walking boots then you will need to be wearing shoes that have been waterproofed (you can buy sprays or polish that will do this from supermarkets) and bring a spare pair of socks
  • Waterproof trousers if you have them

Personal equipment in a rucksack/knapsack with two straps:

  • Put everything inside a dry bag, or several carrier bags, to keep it waterproof. (You can buy rucksack liners or some garden bags work well)
  • Spare jumper
  • Spare socks (as well as spare socks for those not wearing boots)
  • Hot drink in a flask
  • Emergency rations (these are only to eat in a real emergency, not just because you are hungry)
  • High energy food to eat on the way (such as 1 piece of flapjack and a banana or 1 packet glucose sweets and a full size mars bar)
  • Torch that works (spare battery if not a wind up torch)
  • Small first aid kit of 5 plasters, 2 wound dressings, bandage and a few antiseptic wipes

Camping kit list

  • Uniform
  • Scarf, hat and gloves
  • Warm sweaters, jumpers or sweatshirts
  • Sun hat, sun cream and sun glasses
  • T-shirts or similar
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trousers or shorts
  • Foam roll / karrimat
  • Spare underclothes (one pair per day)
  • Plate, bowl, mug and cutlery
  • Spare socks (one pair per day)
  • Tea towel
  • Nightwear
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Hike boots or strong shoes
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Waterproof (coat and trousers)
  • Day sack and plastic drinks bottle
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Polythene bags (for dirty clothes)
  • Personal washing requirements and towel

Summer camp kit list

The programme contains some adventurous activities that require you to be well prepared with the proper equipment.  Specialist equipment will be provided by us or the instructors, but we need you to have the equipment in the kit list to ensure that you are safe when doing the activities.  If you don’t have any of the following bits of stuff you should buy or borrow it as without it you will be unable to do some of the activities.  We have a kit buying guide on our website and you can ask the leaders for advice about buying things (we also have a limited amount of personal equipment we can lend too, so please ask!).

Activity equipment:

  • Walking boots
  • Day rucksack (minimum 20 litres)
  • Hat
  • Gloves or mitts
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Long sleeved fleeces and layers (e.g. t-shirts and thermals)
  • Long trousers (walking/activity trousers, tracksuit bottoms, uniform trousers) NOT JEANS
  • Walking socks
  • Dry bag or rucksack liner or several carrier bags, to keep things waterproof in your bag
  • Drinks bottle or bladder (1litre minimum)
  • Emergency whistle
  • Orange survival bag
  • Head Torch or Torch
  • Swimming costume/trunks
  • Old trainers (for water sports)
  • Wellies
  • Small personal first aid kit*
  • Thermos Flask*
  • Gaiters*
  • Compass*

General camping equipment:

  • Scout Shirt and scarf
  • Warm sweaters, jumpers or sweatshirts
  • Sun hat, sun cream and sun glasses
  • T-shirts or similar
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trousers or shorts
  • Roll mat / sleeping mat
  • Spare underclothes (one pair per day)
  • Plate, bowl, mug and cutlery
  • Spare socks (one pair per day)
  • Tea towel
  • Nightwear
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Polythene bags (for dirty clothes)
  • Personal washing requirements and towel
  • Additional footwear (up to you, but e.g. flip-flops/sandals)
  • Camera+
  • Mobile phone+

+           These things, as with everything else, are brought at your own risk and we can’t take any responsibility for them!
*           Optional, but good to have.

Southern 50 kit list

Each person must wear or carry at all times on the walk:

  • Long trousers or similar to cover the lower body (no denims)
  • Boots or walking shoes to give protection from the elements (suitability offootwear will be entirely at the discretion of the Inspection teams)
  • Three layers of clothing for the upper body
  • Waterproof garments to cover the whole body – including the head
  • Hat to cover the ears
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Whistle
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • A high visibility jacket or vest. This item must be worn or be clearly visible intimes of darkness or low natural light or when instructed to do so by a walkofficial.
  • Emergency rations (glucose, sweets, chocolate, nuts, raisins etc.)Survival bag – minimum 500 gauge
  • Drinking water
  • A mug
  • Emergency personal first aid kit

Each team must carry:

  • Two sets of the three maps for the 50 mile and 50km events, and two sets ofthe two maps for the 30km event (see top of page 3)
  • Two compasses (Silva or similar)
  • A copy of the Walk Instructions and any other written instructions given on theday
  • Team first aid kit containing, as a minimum, a good supply of plasters and 3large triangular bandages in a waterproof bag/box
  • At least one mobile phone which must be fully charged at the start of the eventand must be switched on throughout the event. The mobile phone numbermust be given to the member of staff at registration.

In addition for the 50 mile and 50km routes, each team must carry:

  • An emergency shelter, also known as a KISU or Blokka bag, or a 2 persontent without poles or pegs. Full description on page 4 of Walk Instructions
  • A sleeping bag
  • A stove and fuel, emergency food and equipment to cook it

DofE Expedition Kit List

Each person must wear or carry at all times on the walk:

  • Long trousers or similar to cover the lower body (no denims)
  • Boots or walking shoes to give protection from the elements (broken in, not new boots)
  • Three layers of clothing for the upper body (with spares for following day)
  • Waterproof garments to cover the whole body – including the head
  • Hat to cover the ears
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Whistle
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • A high visibility jacket or vest. This item must be worn or be clearly visible in times of darkness or low natural light.
  • Emergency rations (glucose, sweets, chocolate, nuts, raisins etc.)
  • Survival bag – minimum 500 gauge
  • Drinking water
  • Eating equipment (mess tin, mug, knife fork spoon or similar)
  • Emergency personal first aid kit
  • A sleeping bag
  • Roll mat
  • Dry bag to store kit and sleeping bag in
  • Change of underwear
  • Wash kit
  • Sunblock
  • Rucksack to carry the above in

Each team must carry:

  • Two sets of maps
  • Two compasses (Silva or similar)
  • Two route cards
  • Two map cases
  • Team first aid kit containing, as a minimum, a good supply of plasters and 3 large triangular bandages in a waterproof bag/box
  • At least one mobile phone which must be fully charged at the start of the event and must be switched on throughout the event. The mobile phone number must be given to a leader on arrival.
  • Tent(s) for the whole team to sleep in
  • Camping stove(s) and fuel, emergency food and equipment to cook on it (e.g. Trangia & Fuel bottle)
  • Notebook and a pencil
  • Watch
  • Matches
  • Food
  • Washing up equipment
  • Tea towel

Yr Hafod kit list

Each person must wear or carry at all times when walking (note that we are walking on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so multiple sets of items are needed):

  • Long trousers or similar to cover the lower body (no denims)
  • Boots or walking shoes to give protection from the elements (broken in, not new boots)
  • Three layers of clothing for the upper body (with spares for following days)
  • Waterproof garments to cover the whole body – including the head
  • Hat to cover the ears
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Whistle
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Emergency rations (glucose, sweets, chocolate, nuts, raisins etc.)
  • Survival bag – minimum 500 gauge
  • Drinking water
  • Emergency personal first aid kit
  • Rucksack to carry the above in

For the hostel:

  • A sleeping bag
  • Wash bag
  • Clothes to relax in
  • Towel
  • No plates, mugs, cutlery etc. are required

Hostel kit list

Each person must wear or carry at all times when walking (note that we are walking on Saturday and Sunday, so multiple sets of items are needed):

  • Long trousers or similar to cover the lower body (no denims)
  • Boots or walking shoes to give protection from the elements (broken in, not new boots)
  • Three layers of clothing for the upper body (with spares for following days)
  • Waterproof garments to cover the whole body – including the head
  • Hat to cover the ears
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Whistle
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Emergency rations (glucose, sweets, chocolate, nuts, raisins etc.)
  • Survival bag – minimum 500 gauge
  • Drinking water
  • Emergency personal first aid kit
  • Rucksack to carry the above in

For the hostel:

  • Wash bag
  • Clothes to relax in
  • Towel
  • No plates, mugs, cutlery etc. are required