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Scout skills: types of tents

There are usually two main purposes for tents within Scouting.

Firstly, there is the traditional standing troop camp which normally uses the large, heavyweight patrol tents which sleep up to six people and, secondly, lightweight one, two or three person tents ideal for smaller camps and
expeditions where the tents need to be carried in or on rucksacks.

This guide talks about the different kinds of tent available, including dome tent, runner tent, bell tent and frame tent, and also has tips on what to look out for when you're buying your tent.

Types of Tents (FS315086) (PDF)


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