Michael- if you look on page 289 of 1998 printing (my book)it lists for at "Personal First Aid Kit":
Adhesive bandages- 6 (I agree)
Sterile gauze pads, 3x3- 2 (I agree)
Adhesive tape- 1 small role (I have them role some on a halfed popcicle stick, you don't need a whole role)
Moleskin, 3x6"- 1 (I have them take about 1/2 that)
Soap- 1 small bar (no need for the bar- I have them repackage Dr. Broners in a very small dropper bottle- One bottle will take care of the whole troop)
Antiseptic- 1 small tube (too much- you can get it in small packets- 2 is plenty)
Scissors- 1 pair (not necessary)
Latex gloves- 1 pair (not necessary)
Mouth barrier device for rescue breathing or CPR- 1(NO WAY, this is nuts)
Plastic goggles or other eye protection- 1 (NO WAY, this is nuts also)
Pencil and paper- 1 each (unnecessary)
Here is what I tell them to carry:
Personal First Aid Kit
Cloth bandages- regular size- 5
Knuckle bandage- 1
Butterfly bandages- 5
2x3 Gauze pads- 2
2x3 moleskin- 1
Ibuprofen tablets- 6
Dbl or Tri Antibiotic Ointment packet (small)- 2
Benzalkonium Chloride Towelette- 2
Diphen (antihistamine) tablets- 4
Imodium Tablets- 2
Soap- carried elsewhere
Bandana- carried elsewhere (use as sling or triangle bandage or as ankle support bandage)
Tape- Duct tape carried elsewhere
The above weighs in at just under 2 oz, the only thing that has every been used is the bandages- and only a couple of those in 3 years!
The Patrol/Troop first aid kit on the next page is way out of line- if everyone is carrying a personal kit you have everything in bulk except some of the larger stuff.
I teach the boys to improvise with what they have- To "be prepared" doesn't mean bringing the kitchen sink, it is to know what to do when, and know how to use what you have.
Good luck, I'm the scout master so I don't have to fight anyone on this, YMMV.