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Here are some of the best Scouting sites in the Internet

Boy Scouts of America -  The only "official" scout site for the United States.
ScoutStuff - online ordering for official BSA gear
US Scouting Service Project - Lots of links, clipart and references are available on this site.
The Pine Tree Web - This site was selected by Scouting Magazine as one of ten "Quality Scouting Web Sites."
MacScouter - One of the top three sites for scouts. Enough songs, skits, games, and other material to file a bookshelf.
ScoutNet UK - Every bit as good as the first three -- from our brothers across the Atlantic.
Virtual Cub Leaders Handbook - A great site hosted by Pack 215 Walnut Creek, California.
Guide to Safe Scouting - This essential document from the U. S. Scouting Service Project and other safety topics.
Scouting Net Compass - Unofficial site with lots of links to other scout sites -- including this one.
@ Scouter - The magazine by Scout Leaders for Scout Leaders.
Scouting Spider - a search engine for scouting topics

Here are some interesting pages on specific topics

Cub Fun Pages   to print out for keep the kids busy before the meeting starts or for a long drive.
Animated Knots - help with tying the required knots. This is a slow site with a dial-up connection.
Trails-end Popcorn - From the company that brings us the fall popcorn sales. 
Scouting Forms - To help with the paper work. These forms require an Acrobat reader.
Great Britain Scouting - From the land of Lord Baden-Powell.
Canadian Scouting - Our neighbors to the north have scouts too.
Scouting Compass - How to find a scout unit on the WWW

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Local scouting links

North Florida Council - our local Council with a listing of activities and links to other local scouting units.
Shawnee District - our district within the Northeast Florida Council
Pack 5 - in our neighborhood, Christ the King Parish
Suwannee River Area Council Tallahassee
Central Florida Council, Apopka
Camp Shands - site of the local Boy Scout summer camp (map)
Camp Echockotee - site of most Cub Scout outings (map)

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Places to see and things to close to Jacksonville

All Florida State Parks
Big Talbot Island State Park

Canaveral National Seashore
Cary State Forest (map)
Castillo de San Marcos NM
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Florida Trail Association
Fort Caroline NM
Fort Clinch State Park
Fort George Historic Site
Fort Matanzas
Hugenot Memorial Park, City of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Suns AA Baseball
Jacksonville Zoological Gardens
Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, City of Jacksonville
Kennedy Space Center
Laura Walker State Park, Georgia
(map)
Little Talbot Island State Park
Merritt Island NWR
Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
O'Leno State Park
Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

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 Special links on Leadership topics

Scouting's Knots - Quick Look - Clip art and short descriptions of knots currently in use
Scouting's Knots - Detailed Information - Clip art and detailed descriptions with requirements for most knots.
Cub Scout Leader Training Continuum - This goes far beyond the Fast Start and Basic Leader Training.
Cub Scout Leadership and Resources - This is a good summary of all the training, books and videos available for Leaders.
Baloo's Bugle -  Here is a monthly newsletter that can be downloaded to help you work up your Pack and Den programs.
Scoutopaedia - This is a collection of songs, games, campfire openings and closings, prayers, crafts, etc., from Canada.
Assorted Ceremonies - Here is a collection of ceremonies including a Bobcat, several closings and flag ceremonies.

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Pinewood Derby links are on our Pinewood Derby page.
Raingutter Regatta links are on our Raingutter Regatta page.

Look for updated pages for these events soon.

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FHTA - Florida Historic Hiking Trails Association Trails

Knots - An illustrated on how to tie the basic knots.

Recruiting - Simple list of how to recruit Leaders, and a very nice Volunteers Bill of Rights.

We are Leaders - A Cub Masters Minute

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The following are wonderful articles on Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of scouting

Lord Robert Baden-Powell by Winston S. Churchill, Great Contemporaries, London, 1938
Farewell Letter from Baden-Powell E.E. Reynolds, B-P: The Story of His Life, London, Oxford University Press, 1943
"BE PREPARED" An Interview with Baden-Powell by the "Listener" Magazine in 1937.

 

In recognition of Father Tom Cody, Pastor of Resurrection Parish -- our Charter Organization

Catholic Scouting in Ireland woscrosssm.gif (1986 bytes) Catholic Scouting Directory sponsored by Troop 485