TL;DR Bring a broad brimmed hat, closed in shoes, t-shirts with collars.
It can be a tricky task working out what to take.
Sun protection. We'll spend a lot of time out in the sun, so t-shirts, preferably with collars are the go. No-one wants to spoil their cuboree experience with stinging sunburn. So sleeveless and singlet tops should be kept at home.
Broad brimmed hats. Pretty much every cub had a peaked style cap. These do not provide any significant sun protection around the neck and ears. Everyone will receive a wide brimmed hat but it is better if you don't bring your peaked cap. Everyone should bring a hat with a wide brim all round.
Name Labels. We had so much stuff without names on it. Trust me, every cub shirt looks the same and Cub's things get spread all around the tent. Please put your child's name on every item of clothing, drink bottles, mess kit, bag, air bed, sleeping bag - everything.
Shoes. The only acceptable shoes are closed in such as sandshoes, runners, boots, etc. Open shoes such as sandals, thongs, crocs and similar are not to be brought to camp. We will be walking a lot, so make sure new shoes have been worn a few times and do not rub or cause blisters.
Stretchers. Full size stretchers take up a lot of space in the tent. An inflatable mattress is lighter and better.
Bags. Cubs will need to carry their things from the coach to campsite. This could be from 50 to 250 metres, so everything needs to be packed in one bag that they can manage. You may be able to borrow a Jamboree bag from a Scout in your troop.
Back Pack. Everyone needs a small day pack to carry things each day such as drink bottle, sun screen, morning/afternoon tea.
A shopping bag to carry shower things, towel, change of clothes, etc, to the shower block. This can hang on the back of the shower door.
Things to do between now and Cuboree
Cubs should practice washing up their mess kits. In camp we have three washing up bowls for pre-wash, wash and rinse. Pre-wash and wash will have very warm water and rinse is cold.
Cubs need to be be able to shower themselves, including using the taps, washing hair, etc, on their own.
Packing bags. Please let your Cub pack their own bag. This may involve laying out things on a bed and they pack them in. this way they know what they have and where it is packed. Leave a bit of space in the bag, so it's easy to get everything back in. Leaders will not have time to pack 35 bags when it's time to come home.
At the shakedown camp we played a bag where the Cubs had to pack their sleeping bags back into the cover. You might like to try practising this with your child a few times.