Taking son camping for the first time. It will also be my first time.
October 23, 2012 12:10 PM Subscribe
Please help me take a first-time Cub Scout on a group camping trip with family in tow.
posted by Tanizaki to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tanizaki Jr. is an enthusiastic Cub Scout and looking forward to his first camping trip this weekend. We will be camping at a campground/resort site with about forty other scouts and their families. Given the setting, we will not really be roughing it in any sense since there are on-site fire pits and such. However, we will still be sleeping in tents.
I have never been camping before, even in civilization as described above. We already have a tent, but otherwise, I do not have a good idea of what might be good to have on-hand besides the obvious things such as insect repellent, first aid kit, toiletries, et cetera; food is also taken care of. For example, should we sleep in sleeping bags or on air mattresses? Should I get some sort of battery-powered illumination for inside the tent? Another other sort of amenities? I want to make best efforts to ensure that we are not in a situation where we are found wanting for some helpful amenities that could make the trip for enjoyable.
Thank you very much!
This is in Florida in October, so assume pleasant weather at night.