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Here is a collection of useful Scouting websites and online resources I have run across in my research. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee their availability, nor do I necessarily endorse anything you may read on these sites. However, I have found them very valuable in my research and hope you do as well! If you have any great online resources you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page!

Scout History

http://boyslife.org/wayback – The digital archive of all historical issues of the Boys’ Life Magazine

http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/partners/BSAM/browse/ – Digital archive of historical issues of the Scouting Magazine

http://tmrmuseum.org/archive/index.html – Online archive of the Ten Mile River Scout Museum

http://www.loc.gov – Great online source of old Scouting photographs

http://greatriversnetwork.org/index.php?brand=cms – Great online source of old Scouting photographs

http://historyofscouting.com/default.htm – Overview of Scouting’s History

William Hillcourt

http://www.trussel.com/prehist/crump/hillcour.htm – Short biography of William Hillcourt

http://thescoutmasterminute.net/2011/06/29/the-life-of-a-serendipitist/ – Autobiographical essay by William Hillcourt

http://scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0610/d-wwas.html – Article on William Hillcourt’s Troop

http://www.menofschiff.org/an-evening-with-green-bar-bill/ – Video of a chat with William Hillcourt

Scouting Blogs

http://www.scoutmastercg.com/ – Active Scouting blog and podcast of Clarke Green

http://thescoutmasterminute.net/ – Active Scouting blog of Jerry Schleining

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/ – Active Scouting blog of Bryan Wendell, senior editor of Scouting Magazine

http://www.menofschiff.org/win-s-blog/ – Active Scouting blog of Winston Davis, author of “Men of Schiff”

http://ropesandpoles.blogspot.com/ – Active Scouting/Pioneering blog of Peter Le Roux

http://wildsaunter.blogspot.com/ – Active outdoors/hiking blog of Scouter Michael Asbell

http://www.fmaynard.com/scouting/ – Active Scouting Leader blog of Frank Maynard

http://scouteradam.wordpress.com/ – Active Scouting blog of Adam Cox


http://scoutpioneering.com/ – A great online resource of pioneering projects and tutorials

http://www.thedump.scoutscan.com/dumpinventoryview.php – Hundreds of historical Scouting books and pamphlets

http://usscouts.org/start.asp – Amalgamation website of many Scouting resources

http://www.scouter.com/ – Large online Scout Leader Forums

http://www.eaglescout.org/index.htm – Resource for completing the Eagle Scout rank requirements

http://inquiry.net/ – Great resource of traditional Scouting games and activities

http://www.boyscouttrail.com/ – Advancement and Troop resources for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts


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LLarry Green

Loved the article on Green Bar Bill’s own troop! Thanks for the link!