Tuesday, September 18, 2012


This weekend I'm taking Little Reader on her first Brownie campout. It's just a quick overnight to a YMCA camp about 2 hours away.

She's been on campouts before for Indian Princess with her Dad, but this is the first time she and I are going.

As the weekend passed I started wondering what we should pack. I got the suggested packing list from one of the troop leaders yesterday and it's crazy. Sleeping bag, waterbottle, and flashlight are the obvious necessities. Soap/shampoo/towel for showering. For clothes, they recommend bringing 3 different outfits (aside from the one you wear when you arrive), 4 pairs of underwear, 4 pairs of socks, 2 sweatshirts, 2 pairs of shoes.

I understand we're going horseback riding which can get dirty, and maybe canoeing so you could get wet, but come on. Did I mention we will be gone for 24 hours? The killer is that at the bottom of the page they remind you not to pack more than you can carry ;)

What's the packing list when the Dads go? Sleeping bag, flashlight, and clothes appropriate for the weather. No one showers cause it's only 24 hours. Adult beverages for the Dads for after the girls are in bed. That's it. Actually that last item is missing from our packing list. Hm. Would I look like an alcoholic if I bring a bottle of screw top wine? Or would I look like I loser if I didn't?

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