Website Links

Helpful website links in the following alphabetic categories:

Advancement               Camping & Outdoor Related Skills               Camps & Trails

Cooking                 Gear Selection & Review                  Official Boy Scout Websites

Parent Resources                 Publications                 Scouting Resources (best overall)

Skits & Campfire Activities          Training & Leadership     

Useful Scouting Blogsites



** ADVANCEMENT VIDEO (REQUIRED VIEWING), Tenderfoot, 2nd & 1st Class **

Advancement Requirements (BSA)

Advancement Requirements (US

Animated Knot Tying

Beginners Guide to Canoeing – Amer Canoe Assoc  <=== Use for Canoe Trip Prep

Eagle Scout Resource Center – Ideas for the Perfect Eagle Court of Honor


National Eagle Scout Association

New Merit Badge Calendar <== NEW


 Camping & Outdoor Related Skills

Backpacker Magazine’s All Around Skills Manual

Expert “How To” Advise – EMS

Expert “How To” Advice – REI

How to Use a Compass

Leave No Trace

Survival in the Bush

Survival Topics (Resource Site)

Topographical Maps (you customize & print, free) <== NEW

Ultralight Backpacking

Weather Safety Advice – NOAA

Weather Underground

Wilderness Skills — Princeton Univ. Outdoor Action Program

Wildwood Survival Skills

Wilderness Survival Video Clips


Camps & Trails

Adirondack Mountain Club

Alpine Scout Camp – Alpine, NJ

American Hiking Society

Appalachian Trail

Camp Bullowa – Stony Point, NY

Camp Mattatuck COPE Course – Plymouth, CT

Camping Directory of NE- Order of Arrow

Catskill Hiker (trails, topo maps)

Curtis S. Read Scout Reservation – Lake Brant, NY

High Adventure – Blackbeard Scuba Sailing Cruises

High Adventure – Northern Tier, MN

High Adventure – Order of the Arrow

High Adventure – Philmont, NM

High Adventure – Sail School Bahamas

High Adventure – Sea Base, FL

High Adventure – Summit Base, NY (Westchester-Putnam Council)

Local Hikes – NY, NJ, CT

NY NJ Trail Conference (local hikes, topo maps, books)

OKPIK – Pine Tree Council

Palisades Parks

Ten Mile River Scout Camps – Narrowsburg, NY (online topo maps)



Awesome Camp Cooking Tips — Scoutmaster Favorite!

Boy Scout Trail – Recipes

Chuckwagon Diner – Recipes

Dutch Oven Recipes

EZ Camp – Recipes

Freezer Bag Cooking – Useful for Backpacking

Pack It Gourmet – Useful for Backpacking

Philmont Cookbook

Old Geezer Cookbook

US Scouts – Recipes


Gear Selection & Review


 Hiker Deals – Aggragator site of currently discounted gear

Camping Gear Lists – Create customized list based on the type of outing & weather

Gear Review – Backpacking & Camp Gear Testing

Gear Review –


Official Boy Scout Websites

Boy Scouts of America

Boy Scouts of America – Order of the Arrow

Invite a Friend (E-Invite)

Ktemaque Lodge – Local OA Chapter

Westchester-Putnam Council

World Organization of Scout Movement


Parent Resources

BSA – How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: Parent’s Guide

BSA – Eagle Scouts: Merit Beyond the Badge

“Believe It, Live It”, Scout Law in Action Video

FBI: A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

Lyme Disease Info (CDC)

Scout Parents



Backpacker Magazine

Backpacking Light Magazine

Boys’ Life Magazine

BSA Field Book (Boy Scout High Adventure Handbook)

Boy Scout Handbook — NEW

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting

Scouting Magazine


Scouting Resources

These scouting websites are very comprehensive and cover EVERYTHING scouting A–Z.

American Souting Digest

Boy Scout Trail

Glenn Cockwell’s Scouting Page (Canada)

Henning’s Scouter Pages

Pioneering Projects

Retired Scouter (massive resource)

Scout Crafts

Scout Hut

Scouter Network


The Inquiry Net



Skits & Campfire Activities

Boy Scout Trail – Skits

Boy Scout Handbook (see camping chapter) — NEW

Scout Hut – Skits

Scout-O-Rama – Skits

The Inquiry Net – Skits

US – Skits

We Know Skits


Training & Leadership

BSA – Online Learning Center – MYSCOUTING (online training

BSA – Supplemental Training (numerous online modules)

BSA – Troop Leadership Training – Powerpoint Slides

DELTA – Junior Leadership

National Outdoor Leadership School

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) – Course Description

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) – at TMR

White Stag – Junior Leadership

Wood Badge (adult leader training)


Useful Scouting Blogsites

Half Eagle

Scoutmaster CG

Scoutmaster Minute

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