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1. Tennis shoes.
2. Baseball bat.
3. Baseball glove.
4. Fishing tackle. I
5. Bathing suit or swimming suit (full suit).
6. Book or magazine.
7. Any musical instrument, with music.
The Camp Site
All experienced campers agree in the main on what an ideal site for a summer camp for boys is. Therefore, Richardson and Loomis say, we will assume that the Scoutmaster has done his best to secure a place that meets all the following conditions:
1. High, well-drained land with loose, sandy subsoils, at least ten feet above rock or hard-pan.
2. Abundant supply of clear, pure drinking water either from running spring or artesian well near by.
3. Secluded, and at a considerable distance from summer resorts, colonies of "bungalow" campers, villages, picnic-grounds, and cemeteries.
4. Within cheap transportation range of food markets, including dairy and vegetable farms.
5. Near a clean body of water, where swimming, fishing, and boating are possible, but distant from marshes and low, wet land.
6. Free, in so far as possible, from mosquitoes, black flies, midgets, gnats, and other noxious insects.
7. Surrounded by vegetation—not too dense or luxuriant but sufficiently high to afford shade, some shelter, and much natural beauty.
These taken together constitute an ideal camp-site.
What to Eat
This is not a cook-book, and those who go camping will need the advice and directions of their mothers anyhow. The following items, selected mostly from Gibson's "Camping for Boys," and from our own experience, will prove useful as suggesting the articles of food most easily prepared by the amateur: