Jamboree Gear List

Updated 6/27/2017 (added clarification that other Scout-appropriate t-shirts and shorts can be substituted)

Updated 6/26/2017 (added link to uniform page)

Personal Gear (taken from the BSA list with comments and other suggestions added)

All of your gear must be packed in either your Jamboree Duffel Bag or a day pack. When traveling, the duffel will be stored under the bus and you will carry your day pack onto the bus.

Personal gear:

  • Jamboree Duffel Bag (provided to all participants)
  • Day Pack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Dining kit (plate, bowl, utensils)
  • 2 1-liter water bottles (can substitute a hydration bladder for one of the bottles)
  • Toiletry kit (toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, shampoo, soap, fingernail clippers, powder, shaving supplies, deodorant)
  • Two bath towels (1 quick drying towel recommended)
  • Two hand towels
  • Two wash clothes
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Lunch bag


Rapid drying and wicking synthetic fabrics are encouraged for all participants. Cotton clothing absorbs moisture and can be difficult to dry. If you have issues with chafing on your thighs, synthetic boxer-briefs are recommended.

Note: Arrival day, stadium show, Sunday religious observances, and departure day are uniform days; other times may be determined by your staff leader. Other days are Scout/Jamboree T-shirts or activity shirts with uniform shorts/pants. Other (Scout-appropriate) non-commercial t-shirts/shorts are fine.

  • One Full Class A Uniform with appropriate patches (including BSA pants/shorts, belt and socks)
  • Long pants and shirt for Day of Service that can get dirt and paint on them
  • Good, broken-in waterproof hiking boots (it may be muddy)
  • Sneakers or trail shoes
  • Lightweight waterproof rain gear (hooded jacket and pants recommended)
  • Jacket or sweatshirt (it can get chilly at night)
  • Two sets of sleep clothes
  • Seven pairs of underwear
  • Four or five Scout/Jamboree T-shirts/polo/activity shirts (Other Scout-appropriate, non-commercial t-shirts/shorts are fine. For example, plain t-shirts.)
  • Three or four BSA uniform shorts/pants (Other Scout-appropriate, non-commercial t-shirts/shorts are fine.)
  • Two or three pairs of BSA uniform socks
  • Seven or eight pairs of other socks (synthetic or blend)

Other equipment (optional):

  • Travel pillow
  • Laundry/trash bag/zip lock bags for wet or dirty clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Water shoes or sandals for shower area
  • Small pocket knife
  • Sunglasses
  • Solar camp shower
  • Smartphone with charging cord and solar charger (there will also be charging stations)
  • A watch
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Spending money (for souvenirs, sundries and snacks at the Jamboree trading posts - Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express are also accepted)

Gear for Whitewater Rafting:


  • Medications you may need (epi pens, inhalers, etc)
  • Clothing suitable for swimming
  • Closed-toed shoes that can get soaking wet (good=water shoes, sandals - NOT good=hiking boots, crocs, flip flops - OK but not recommended = old tennis shoes)
  • Sunscreen


  • Waterproof camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses w/ strap
  • Water bottle with carabiner clip
  • Outdoor sportswear - NO COTTON or DENIM
  • Secure storage will be available at the rafting check-in location (the bus that takes you to your raft trip departure area will not be the same on that brings you back - don't plan to leave any items on the bus)