I borrowed from the troop a canvas rucksack and my mom helped me pack it. I tried to tell her what I was told I needed to bring, but she had a hard time believing I would only need a few essentials.
She called the scoutmaster to check with him, but even then when he only named a few items, she was skeptical. She couldn't believe scouts could manage in the wilderness with only a few items, like a sleeping bag, a cook kit and a canteen. Then she found a checklist in my Scout handbook, and that convinced her I wasn't taking everything I needed for a successful trip. With this list she collected more items for me to take. I don't remember all of the extra items on the list, but I definitely remember there was a plastic wash basin. She put that in a nice, knit bag. Her list was now so long the items wouldn't all fit in the rucksack.
Of course now there was too much stuff for me to carry by myself, but that was no deterrent to my mom. She called the scoutmaster again, and this time he agreed to transport some of my gear in his car to the campsite. He took the rucksack. I carried on the hike the knit bag containing the plastic wash basin and several other items I didn't need.