Section F: Personal Kit and First Aid List

Note: The Patrol Kit List is in the Patrol Leaders Handbook that the Patrol Leader receives

Personal Kit

  • Rucksack (65 litre preferable) with waterproof liner
  • Sleeping bag
  • 1 pair of strong hiking boots (wear them in beforehand)
  • 1 pair of shoes for travelling
  • 1 pair of strong running shoes or sandals for water activities and the end of the day
  • 3 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • 2 pairs thin long socks
  • Uniform for travelling
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 1 pair light-weight longs
  • 4 x T-shirts (1 for tie-dyeing)
  • 1 x long sleeves shirt (for sun protection)
  • Underwear
  • Tracksuit / Sleeping attire
  • Warm jersey with long sleeves
  • Hiking cap or broad-brimmed hat
  • Anorak or similar windproof jacket with hood
  • Swimming costume
  • Camping mattress/pad (closed cell foam)
  • Plastic rain cape (preferably one that can be used as a groundsheet as well)
  • Groundsheet (if your rain cape can't be used as one) - a sheet of plastic approximately 1 metre wide and about 3 metres long
  • Torch with new batteries. Bring at least one set of spare batteries and a spare bulb.
  • Camera & USB cable / GPS / Compass / Binoculars

Mess Kit

  • Plate - deepish
  • Mug
  • Knife, fork and spoon
  • Small dishcloth and small container of detergent
  • 3 x 1 litre water bottles
  • Various containers and plastic bags for rations

Toilet Kit

  • Soap - biodegradable
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Small towel
  • Small personal First Aid Kit
  • Toilet roll
  • Sun tan lotion, Lip ice
  • Insect repellent
  • Tube waterless hand cleaner or wet wipes (alcohol based)
  • Hand cream for dry heels and chafed inner thighs
  • Personal Medication
  • Girls – Sanitary towels/tampons even if you are not due. The stresses of the Cederberg can bring a change to your cycle.
  • Ziploc bags for used ones. Not to be disposed of in the wild.

Patrol First Aid Kit

  • Water purification tablets / Jik (0.5ml to 1 litre of water)
  • Band Aids (assorted sizes for minor wounds)
  • 6 x 10cm by 10cm gauze pads
  • Paracetamol (pain and fever)
  • Imodium 12 tabs
  • Medazine or Valoid  x 10 ( Cyclizine) (nausea and vomiting)
  • 2 x triangular bandages
  • Antihistamine cream
  • 75mm elastic-type roller bandage (for sprains) (Pink Bandage)
  • 4 x rehydrate sachets
  • Microspore tape
  • 2 x 75mm crepe bandage
  • Antacid tablets (for upset stomach) (Tums)
  • 1 roll 2cm adhesive tape
  • Sterile wound closure strips or regular adhesive tape (for closing large cuts instead of stitches)
  • Specialised blister plasters to protect hot spots and blisters
  • Duct Tape (To prevent blister forming)
  • Sunburn cream
  • Sterile gauze pads 100 x 100
  • 2 x Burnshield 100 x 100
  • Anti-inflammatory tabs x10 (ibuprofen or Celebrex 100)
  • Anti-spasmodic (cramps)  x 10
  • Gloves
  • Irrigation syringe 20ml
  • Friars balsam 20ml  – put onto sweaty or wet skin to help plaster stick
  • Non adherent sterile pads
  • CPR mask
  • Liquid anti-bacterial soap (to clean wounds)
  • 1 roll 5 cm gauze bandage (wow)
  • Safety pins
  • Needles (to open blisters and remove splinters)(Sterile injection needles)
  • If there are girls in the patrol Citrosoda - Urinary tract infections

Who may participate

Scout Patrols where all Scouts are over the age of 15 (barring very exceptional circumstances) but not yet turned 18 at the start of the Adventure, qualify to enter. Scouter Patrols where all adults are over the age of 18 are welcome to enter too. 

Adventure History

The Heritage Team have posted some interesting facts on previous Adventures. Click here for a trip into the past.