View Full Version : Suggested kit for the Scout shop...

01-12-2012, 04:09 PM
Thought I'd post this for your information. On the Escouts forum there is a section were you can post queries and questions to Wayne Bulpitt who is the United Kingdom Chief Commissioner and who looks after Scouting on a day by day basis. It is a credit to him to do this.

In the current issue of Scouting there are two articles from members of Frontier bushcraft; one by Paul Kirtley (who is also contributing to the next issue), and scout leader and instructor Barry Smith. Now in the latters article there is mention of Moras and Laplander saws and where to get them.

Well I'd pondered making contact to suggest that the official Scout shop should consider stocking some more bushcrafty type of kit and this was the spur to make me put er... mouse to mat.

So I'll throw this out to you learned folk...Are there any other lines to consider? I think I've been sensible in what I've suggested because it's a Scout shop, not a bushcraft shop but I'd be interested to hear. I'll be linking this thread to the email I send in so sensible answers please! :D


01-12-2012, 04:31 PM
hello Mang,
IMO I'm sure the Scout Shop has this covered as far as I'm aware from a few friends
who are Leaders in the Scouts North of the Border. Most of the Adventure Scouts/Leaders etc..
I know have their kit sorted & through a few courses I've taught on with such or advised in a Pro
capacity. There would be no harm in your input to the Scout forum as suggested after all
it is a forum, I'm sure there's a few Scouts no doubt thinking along the same lines.
Did you receive through your organisation the 'Can Scouts Carry Knives' details?
Copy available .pdf (unable to upload too big) :oops:
Whether Scouts can legally carry
knives is something that concerns
many of you. So we asked knife
specialist and Scout Leader
Dave Budd to cut through the
confusion to reveal the facts.
David :wink:

01-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Uploaded this time :wink:
Ps. Thanks for the PM Mang.

26-04-2013, 08:29 AM

My suggestion would be some cooking equipment - the ubiquitous Zebra billy cans (steel over alu) may be worth adding too.

And 550 & normal (cheap) paracord, they do have 15m Gelert paracord, but that is only 3 or 4 hammock tarp ridge lines, so I buy the Milcom 100m for 10 elsewhere.


26-04-2013, 08:54 AM
Cannot open the link to see what is already posted but what I think would be good..

Mora Clippers Knives
Laplander Saw
Zebra Billy Can
Crusader Cook set/Alternative Metal Mug and Bottle
First Aid Kits
Good Headtorch

Then a cheap/durable pack and sleep kit with tarp/sleeping bag/mat but that is down to preference in my opinion.