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BSA Troop 31 Los Altos, CA
Gear/10 Essentials

Gear (needed during the first year):
Scouting Handbook (provided by the Troop)
Ten Essentials Kit: - clothing, extra food, water bottle/water
purification tablets/water, flashlight, waterproof matches,
fire starter, first aid kit (including moleskin, insect
repellent, sunscreen and lip balm), pocket knife, nylon
cord, compass, and whistle. Trip map.
Hiking Boots and socks
Sleeping Bag, lightweight, rated for 15 degrees or lower
Sleeping Pad
Backpack and cover (can be plastic bag)
Ground Tarp/Space Blanket
Rain gear
Cup, plate, fork, spoon
Fuel bottle

Additional Gear (accumulated by most serious Scouts):
Tent, light weight, 2 or 3 person
Backpacking stove plus normal car camping stove
Cook kit - pot, frying pan, cooking spoon, spatula
A "Trip Sheet" with need to know information and a "What to Bring" check list including clothing and food are provided for every outing.

Where to Buy Scouting Uniform and Gear
There are 3 local outlets which offer Scout clothing, equipment, books, and supplies. Location maps and phone numbers are included on the followingpages.

Appletree Uniforms located at 2063 GrantRdVisit their website at: www.appletreeuniforms.com

Palo Alto Scout Service Center located at 1305 Middlefield Rd It is run by Pacific Skyline Council, which is our council. It is located in the Lucy Stern Center just north of Embarcadero Rd.


Santa Clara County Council office located on 970 West Julian Ave., in San Jose.This shop is larger and generally better stocked than the store in Palo Alto.


You can also order Scout supplies and equipment by mail order from the BSA Supply Division at 800-323-0732.