Paperwork? For a backpacking trip? When it comes to backpacking, keeping good paperwork is part of Being Prepared. You’ll need a trip plan, an emergency plan and a duty roster.
Download our templates below to help you get started.
Once your crew has agreed on an itinerary, write down your plans, and leave copies with your parents and a handful of other responsible adults.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN
Before you leave for any trip, try to anticipate what could go wrong. Altitude sickness? Flooding? Avalanche? A serious injury? Provide copies to a handful of responsible adults who won’t be going on the trip.
Your duty roster should help you organize the responsibilities of each member — or each patrol — as you progress along your trek. Come up with a list of duties (water purification, cooking, cleanup, etc.) along with a list of the Scouts who will perform them. That way everybody knows from the start what they’re in for.