Please make sure that the equipment issue is not the result of a financial issue.
While a WEBELOS den leader we attended another troop's meeting.
They were discussing proper equipment for the upcoming Klondike Derby.
(In early Feb, temps in the teens, +5" snow on the ground.)
One of the ASMs gave an cold-weather equipment presentation. Sleeping bag rated to -10, wool clothing, insulated boots, various synthetic/waterproof clothing, parka, hat, gloves, etc.
I estimated that all the gear he had cost AT LEAST $500.
So as previous posters have said, make sure the boy(s) know exactly what type of equipment is expected of them. I'm sure there are boys in your troop with parent(s) that are not at all outdoor/camping types.
It would be a real shame to lose a boy because he can't financially handle the equipment requirements.
"The only problem with Boy Scouts is, there aren't enough of them." Will Rogers