Packing List

Ship Nine-Four activities vary greatly from one event to another. The list below provides some suggestions to use as a guide for packing. However, Scouts should use their judgment to tailor this list for a particular event. If clarification is needed, the youth activity chair for the event is probably the best person to ask.


  • Water Bottle
  • Sun Protection – Hat/Sun Block/Sunglasses  
  • First Aid Kit  
  • Rain Gear

Sea Scout Uniform:

  • “Class-A” shirt with nameplate and patches sewn correctly
  • S94 activity shirt
  • S94 Hat
  • Dark Navy pants or shorts
  • Belt
  • Black socks
  • Black shoes

Water Activities: (the Essentials Plus):

  • Type III PFD (the ship has some to use if you don’t have one)
  • Swim Suit
  • Water shoes
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses (with floating strap)
  • Extra clothing (one set; shirt, shorts, underwear, socks)

In and Around Camp: (the Essentials Plus):

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Camping Pillow – Optional
  • Daypack  
  • Camp Chair – Optional
  • Flashlight / Headlamp (with extra batteries)  
  • Notepad, Pencil, & Pen
  • Watch  
  • Chargers for smart devices
  • Pocket Knife or Multi-Tool (folding knife; less than 6”)
  • Toilet paper  
  • Lip balm  
  • Insect repellent  
  • Hand sanitizer  
  • Wet-wipes  
  • Prescription medications  
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste  
  • Brush/comb  
  • Baby Powder/Gold Bond

Clothing and Footwear  

  • Scout Uniform 
  • T-Shirts
  • Underwear  
  • Shorts/Pants (Quick-drying pants/shorts encouraged; try to avoid jeans)  
  • Long-sleeve shirt (at least one; for sun, bugs)  
  • Sweater/Jacket  
  • Boots or shoes (no open toe)  
  • Socks (at least two pairs; synthetic or wool)  
  • Sleepwear