Camping Resources

Camping Tips

BL Essentials (Boys' Life)

Cold Weather Fun: Winter Camping — includes a wealth of tips on everything from How to Pack a Backpack, How to Start a Campfire Without Matches or a LIghter, How to Use an Ax to Chop Wood, How to Whip and Fuse the Ends of Rope, How to Measure Distance By Counting Steps, and much, much more!

First Time Camping Guide: Beginner Camping for the Whole Family

Troop 628's Winter Camping Tips (including some highlights from the BSA sites)

Camp Cooking

Please check out the troop Cooking Merit Badge resource page for cooking suggestions including camp and trail cooking.

Where to Buy

NEIC's Pauly Scout Shop in Vernon Hills or

REI at Willow and Waukegan in Northbrook, and online

Uncle Dan's Highland Park, Bannockburn, and Evanston

REI Outlet

REI Used

Dick's Sporting Goods on Skokie Boulevard in Northbrook