What To Bring To Camp

You'll want to be prepared for your week at Camp Barton. The following lists should be a good beginning. Feel free to add to the list, but remember that whatever you bring you have to carry!

Be sure to bring:

  • A completed BSA "Class 2" health form, updated and signed by your parents within a year, and signed by a doctor based on a medical checkup within three years. You cannot attend camp without a medical form. By New York State law, you will also need an Immunization Record form with your medical form. Leaders over 40: you will need a "Class 3" (high adventure) medical form, signed by a doctor within the year. You can get these forms on-line at our downloadable forms page, or at the Council Service Center.
  • "Class A" Boy Scout uniform: shorts, shirt, socks. 
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Flashlight
  • Hat (Boy Scout or troop hat preferred)
  • Normal summer clothing (t-shirt, shorts)
  • Notebook and pencils
  • Personal gear (towel, soap, toothbrush/paste, comb)
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sleeping bag or blankets
  • Sneakers and/or hiking shoes
  • Spending money
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Swim trunks
  • Underwear and socks
    Old sneakers, aqua-socks or other water shoes. Please Note: Zebra Mussels have arrived in Cayuga Lake, as they have in most of the large bodies of fresh water in northern New York. These pesky mollusks have sharp shells which can cut feet, so leaders are urged to see that Scouts bring some form of footwear to wear while swimming.

Optional - you might want to bring:


  • Camera and film
  • Clothes hangers
  • Clothes line or rope
  • Clothes pins
  • Compass
  • Individual first aid kit
  • Merit badge pamphlets (you can get these at the Trading Post, too)
  • Musical instrument
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Watch

Please do NOT bring:

  • Archery equipment
  • Boom boxes
  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline fueled stoves or lanterns
  • Guns of any kind
  • Sheath or switchblade knives
  • Slingshots

Baden-Powell Council - Camp Barton, BSA

  • By mail: 
    • Council Office: Baden-Powell Council, BSA - 2150 NYS Route 12, Binghamton, NY 13901
    • During the camp season: Camp Barton, BSA - 9640 Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886
  • By phone: 
    • Council Office:  - (607) 648-7888 - 877-674-8876 (toll free) 
    • Fax: (607) 648-7895
    • Camp phone: (607) 387-9250
  • By E-mail: 


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