Troop 1 Affiliations

BSA Resources

Scout Leader Resources

High Adventure Bases & Camps

  • Florida National High Adventure Sea Base- The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base offers opportunities for long term and short term programs year round.

  • Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases- The Northern Tier offers canoeing, hiking, fishing, and winter camping in and around the lakes of northern Minnesota and southern Canada.

  • Philmont Scout Ranch- Philmont Scout Ranch, with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness, challenges Scouts with backpacking treks, rock climbing, horseback cavalcades, more.

  • ScoutCamp.org - Camp Database- ScoutCamp.org (US Scouting Service Project site) provides a large database of camps, including scout-owned, public, and private lands.

Other Scouting Resources

  • National Eagle Scout Association- The objective of the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) is to serve Eagle Scouts and, through them, the entire movement of Scouting.

  • Order of the Arrow- The Order of the Arrow (OA) is Scouting's national honor society. The OA focuses on service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults.

  • Sea Scouts- Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage.

  • Boys' Life Magazine- Boys' Life Magazine online. Official publication of the BSA.

  • Scouting Magazine- Scouting Magazine is an official BSA publication providing news and information for registered BSA adult volunteers and professionals.

  • National Scouting Museum- The National Scouting Museum and Youth and Family Research Center is the official Museum of the Boy Scouts of America.

  • ScoutStuff- Official Boy Scouts of America online retail store.

General Scouting Resources

Scout Resource Sites

  • Boy Scout Trail- Boy Scout Trail is a compilation of information for Boy Scouts, Webelos, and Cub Scouts.

  • EagleScout.org- Provides tools and information on the journey toward Eagle rank.

  • Merit Badge Research Center- Scouting wiki provided by The Merit Badge Research Center. Their goal is to list every requirement for every merit badge. Worksheets available for most merit badges.

  • World Scout Shop- Official World Scout Shop.

  • Scouting Resources UK- Scouting Resources UK provides information and resources on traditional Scouting skills such as map and compass, camping, knots, pioneering, more.

  • Inquiry.net- The Inquiry Net features numerous Scouting resources on activities, advancement, ideals, leadership, more.

  • Insane Scouter- The Insane Scouter is a general resource for those in Scouting.

  • Scoutorama- Scoutorama is a compilation of information for Scouts and Scouters. Activities, ceremonies, merit badges, service project ideas, camping recipes, more.

  • US Scouting Service Project- The U.S. Scouting Service Project is a comprehensive Scouting website created by volunteers. Information about Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Scout Camps, more.

  • White Stag Leadership Development- The White Stag Program teaches a specific set of eleven leadership competencies.

  • Girl Scouts of the USA- Official web site of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Scouting History

  • Ernest Thompson Seton Institute- Site dedicated to preserving the legacy of Ernest Thompson Seton, author, artist, naturalist, conservationist, lecturer, youth group founder.

  • World of Scouting Museum- The World of Scouting Museum houses one of the finest and largest collections of Scouting memorabilia in the United States.

Scout Insignia & Memorabilia

  • Boy Scout Store- Boy Scout Store is an independent online store, family owned and operated by Scouters, providing Boy Scout and Cub Scout collectibles.

  • Cimarron Art Gallery- The Cimarron Art Gallery, specializing in Wood Badge and Southwest art and jewelry, is located near Philmont Scout Ranch.

  • ClassB.com- ClassB.com, an official licensee of the Boy Scouts of America, offers custom T-shirts, patches, more.

  • First Class Scoutmaster- Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster badges and pins using the First Class emblem.

  • Internet Guide to OA Insignia- The internet's largest collection of OA Patch images.

  • Scouts on Stamps Society International- Scouts on Stamps Society International is a non-profit philatelic organization specializing in the collecting of stamps and other postal items celebrating the Scouting and Guide movements.

International Scouting

  • Baden-Powell Outdoor Centre at Brownsea Island- The Baden-Powell Outdoor Centre, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset, England is is known as the birthplace of Scouting and Guiding.

  • Kandersteg International Scout Center- Kandersteg International Scout Center in the Alps of Switzerland is operated by the European Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

  • Scout Association of Japan- Official site of the Scout Association of Japan. (English language version)

  • ScoutBase UK- Support and resources for Scouting volunteers in the UK.

  • Scouting New Zealand- The Scout Association of New Zealand. Resource files, activitie centres, national events, Scout schools. publications.

  • ScoutLink IRC- ScoutLink is a global non-profit organization connecting Scouts and Guides worldwide using Internet Relay Chat (IRC) technology.

  • ScoutNet UK- Site run by UK Scouters for all Scouts.

  • Scouts Australia- Official site for Scouting in Australia.

  • Scouts Canada- Official site for Scouting in Canada.

  • Scouts Scotland- Official site of Scouts Scotland. Scottish Scouts are part of the UK Scout Association.

  • Scouts South Africa- Official site of the South African Scout Association.

  • Singapore Scout Guild- Official site of Scout's Guild of Singapore. (Site is in English)

  • Swedish Scout Council- Official site of the Swedish Guide and Scout Council. (Click "British flag" link for English language version)

  • Direct Service of the BSA- The Direct Service of the Boy Scouts of America makes the programs of the BSA available to US citizens and their dependents in countries around the world.

  • World Organization of the Scout Movement- The World Organization of the Scout Movement is a federation of more than 160 recognized national Scout organizations.

  • Pine Tree Web- Resources on Baden-Powell, heritage, history, traditions of Scouting, international Scouting with emphasis on Scouting in Eastern Europe and Russia.

Scoutcraft & Scout Skills

  • American Flag Rules and Regulations- American flag facts, rules and regulations.

  • Animated Knots by Grog- Animated Knots by Grog provides a fun and easy way to learn to tie knots. Control animation speed, view step-by-step, more features.

  • Campfires and Fire Starting- The "Camp Fire Dude" provides information on various campfire structures, cooking methods, fuels, safety, more.

  • I Will Knot!- Step-by-step instructional video clips on how to tie several useful and popular knots.

  • International Guild of Knot Tyers- The International Guild of Knot Tyers is an association of people with interests in knots and knotting techniques of all kinds.

  • Knots and Knotting- Knots and Knotting features illustrations and step-by-step animations for more than fifty knots.

  • NetKnots- Learn to tie knots for Scouting and other outdoor activities using illustrations, animations, and more.

  • US Orienteering Federation- The US Orienteering Federation is recognized by the International Orienteering Federation and the US Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for orienteering in the US.

Backpacking & Hiking

Backpacking Resources

Outdoor Recreation

  • America's State Parks- America's State Parks is a gateway to the official web sites of the parks of every U.S. state and Canada.

  • California State Parks- Official guide to California State Parks.

  • Field Guide to the San Gabriel Mountains- Field Guide to the San Gabriel Mountains is a resource for general information, history, points of interest, activities, current conditions, more.

  • Outdoor.com- Details on thousands of backpacking and hiking trails, national and state parks, more.

  • RoadlessLand.org- RoadlessLand.org provides interactive maps for roadless areas in the U.S. Get directions, view photos, print topo maps, more.

  • US-Parks.com- Guide to national parks and monuments. Provides information on camping, lodging, road trips, more.

  • Wildernet- Search for outdoor recreation information by activity type or specific geographic area.

  • Backpacker Magazine- Online and print magazine features articles on backpacking, hiking, camping, outdoor activities, gear, more.

  • Backpacking Light Magazine- Online and print magazine features backpacking articles, courses, forums, wiki, gear, more.

Nature, Wildlife & Conservation

  • American Birding Association- The American Birding Association (ABA) is a non-profit organization that provides leadership to birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding.

  • Angeles Volunteer Association- The Angeles Volunteer Association is a public service organization dedicated to the preservation and care of the Angeles National Forest.

  • Birdnet- Birdnet provides information for and about ornithology, the scientific study of birds.

  • Conservation International- Conservation International works to ensure a healthy and productive planet.

  • eNature.com- eNature.com is one of the most popular sites on the Web for nature and wildlife information.

  • Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics- The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an educational, nonprofit organization dedicated to the responsible enjoyment and active stewardship of the outdoors.

  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit organization that preserves and restores our nation’s native wildlife species and habitats.

  • Native Habitats- Native Habitats participates in and supports efforts to restore and preserve native ecosystems.

  • Nature Conservancy- The Nature Conservancy is a conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

  • Pacific Crest Trail Association- The Pacific Crest Trail Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, preserve, and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.

  • San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders- The San Gabriel Mountains Trailbuilders is an all-volunteer public service organization dedicated to constructing and maintaining hiking trails in the Angeles National Forest.

  • Sierra Club- The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States.

  • Wilderness.net- Wilderness.net connects the natural resource workforce, scientists, educators, and the public to their wilderness heritage through ready access to wilderness information.

  • National Speleological Society- The National Speleological Society promotes the science of speleology and the protection of caves and their natural contents.

  • Public Lands Information Center- The Public Lands Interpretive Association is a not-for profit organization whose mission is to inspire and educate the public about the natural and cultural heritage resources of America’s public lands.

  • Eartheasy- Eartheasy is about sustainable living. Information, activities and ideas which help people live more simply and efficiently, with less impact on the environment.

  • Earthweek- Earthweek is "A Diary of the Planet" online. Daily earth news. Information on earthquake and volcanic activity, atmosphere, wildlife, diseases, more.

  • National Park Service- The National Park Service is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

  • US Department of the Interior- Official site of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service- Official site of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary- The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is a protected reserve area off the coast of California.

  • USDA Forest Service- The Forest Service. an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, manages 193 million acres of public lands in national forests and grasslands.

  • US Geological Survey- Information about earthquakes, floods, landslides, volcanoes, maps, GIS, water and hydrology, geography, geology, biology, energy, more.

Safety & Preparedness

  • American Red Cross- The American Red Cross helps keep people safe every day as well as in an emergency.

  • Firewise Communities- Firewise Communities involves homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, and others in the effort to protect people, property, and natural resources from the risk of wildland fire.

  • KidsHealth- KidsHealth is a service of Nemours, one of the largest nonprofit organizations devoted to children's health. Dedicated to improving the health and spirit of children.

  • Lifesaving Resources- Lifesaving Resources offers training courses in technical water rescue, lifeguard training, CPR, customized training programs. EMS and rescue gear catalog.

  • SmokeyBear.com- SmokeyBear.com provides information on fire safety and the prevention of wildfires.

  • Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities- Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities offers courses in wilderness medicine, rescue, and outdoor leadership.

  • Wilderness Medicine Institute- The Wilderness Medicine Institute provides information and education for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies.

  • California Dept. of Public Health- The California Department of Public Health is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)- Official site of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • Ready.gov- "Ready" is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Science & Technology

  • Explorers Club- The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences.

  • Fly Rockets- Fly Rockets provides an introduction to every aspect of sport, experimental, and amateur rocketry.

  • Franklin Institute- The mission of The Franklin Institute is to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.

  • Heavens Above- Heavens Above provides information on the observation of satellites and spacecraft.

  • HowStuffWorks- HowStuffWorks provides easy-to-understand explanations of how things work.

  • MadSci Network- MadSci Network represents a "collective cranium" of scientists providing answers to your questions.

  • National Association of Rocketry- The National Association of Rocketry is the world's oldest and largest sport rocketry organization.

  • NOVA- NOVA is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television.

  • Outdoor Ed- OutdoorEd.com provides a community for professional outdoor and experiential educators to come together and share their knowledge, ideas, questions, and issues.

  • Science Daily- Science Daily, one of the most popular science news web sites, covers discoveries in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences.

  • Science Friday- The online companion to Science Friday, a weekly science, technology, and environment news radio program.

  • SETI Institute- The mission of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

  • UM Weather- UM Weather, a service of the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan is a comprehensive and up-to-date source of weather data.

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)- NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)- Official site of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • National Weather Service- The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory- Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducts basic and applied research and development to create scientific knowledge and technological solutions.

  • Smithsonian Institution- The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, 9 research centers, and the National Zoo.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers- Official site of the US Army Corps of Engineers.

  • US Department of Energy- Official site of the US Dept. of Energy.

Government