Beaver Sleepover Kit List

Beavers will need to bring their own personal equipment for sleepovers. The following list is a guide to what is generally required although more specific information will usually be supplied at the time by the leader as part of the camp information. It is strongly recommended that the beavers are encouraged to pack their own kit.

If you are logged in, a copy of this list in the form of a checklist can be downloaded at the end of the page.

Full Beaver Uniform Beavers should always arrive and leave in uniform
Waterproof coat  
Hat and gloves With so much body heat lost through the head in winter a woolly / fleece hat is essential. To help prevent heat stroke a peaked baseball style is best for summer
Warm jumper or fleece Even in summer, it gets cold in the evening.
Tee-shirts Enough for duration of sleepover.
Trousers or shorts Enough for duration of sleepover. Jeans must not be brought as these get too wet.
Underwear and socks  
Sleeping bag Synthetic filled bags are easier to clean than natural filling. Zips can be a source of cold if no baffle is fitted
Pillow You can always take an empty pillow case and fill it with clothes at night!
Roll mat or airbed Keeps you off the ground at night, and therefore warmer
Blanket (if required) Placed between a sleeping bag & sleeping mat this can help keep you warmer.
Eating kit (unbreakable plate, bowl, cup) Make it durable, plastic or metal but not Mum's best china!
Cutlery (knife, fork, spoon) Home or camp sets but make sure they are distinctive to find in a pile of everybody else’s cutlery
Tea Towel  
Drawstring bag Simply keeps all your canteen stuff together
Nightwear Even in summer it can get cold at night. It is important that day clothes are not worn at night
Small teddy If required
Wash kit (flannel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste) Keep in a waterproof bag. Using soap and toothbrush containers is a good idea to keep everything separate.
Medication Must be included on sleepover information form and kept in medical chest
Rucksack or holdall No suitcases
Plastic bags for dirty washing  
Named refillable drinks bottle Make sure it's leak proof. Never take fizzy drinks. If it's cold don't carry on the outside of your bag
Spare trainers  
Book, comic or quiet game  
Sun cream Important in summer and winter depending on the weather
Small torch Head torches are increasingly popular. Do not pack your torch with batteries fitted (or at the bottom of your kit) as it could easily get accidentally turned on and you will arrive at the sleepover with flat batteries.



  1. The Scout Group cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any personal effects and the Scout Association does not provide automatic insurance for such items.
  2. If your child requires medication while on camp please hand it in to a leader in a named container giving full details of medication required and a letter signed by the parent giving permission for one of the Leaders to administer this medication.
  3. All equipment and clothing must be clearly marked with the owner’s name; engraving or permanent ink are far better than nail varnish or stuck on labels.
  4. Please do not include any electronic games, phones, radios or mp3 players.
  5. As we may have children with food allegies, please do not pack any sweets or chocolates.
  6. Due to the nature of camps and activities, it is advisable to wear old clothing and footwear as there is a good chance they will get very wet, dirty and/or damaged.
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