Cool Links

We want Troop 76's website to be a valuable resource to our scouts and the scouting community.  To that end, we keep scouring the web for sites that we think can enhance your scouting experience and get you the information you need without having to wade through tons of unrelated information.  If you know a really great site that's not on this page, please hit the contact us page and let us know.  Thanks!

http://www.scouting.org/  This is the national Boy Scouts of America site.  It is your base camp for all information regarding the Boy Scouts of America. It has a wealth of information for scouts, parents, leaders, and volunteers.  There are also sections for current scouts and venture scouts and even alumni scouts!  So no matter what your affiliation with scouting, this site has valuable information for you.
 http://www.ctrivers.org/  This is the BSA Connecticut Council site.  This site serves as a supplement to the national site with information pertaining to the Connecticut districts.  You can find all sorts of information on this site related to the districts including topics on advancement, district wide activities (with calendar), fund raising, summer camp, etc.  This site also serves as a repository for many of the forms you'll need as you become involved in Connecticut scouting.

 http://www.meritbadge.com/ This is the best resource for information on merit badges.  If your a scout, then you already know that merit badges are a big part of the picture in achieving the Eagle rank.  Get to know this site and use as a resource for information on any of the merit badges offered.  There are so many exciting and enriching merit badges available.. and so little time.  Make the most of it and start planning your path to Eagle now.        
 http://www.campmattatuck.org/  This is Camp Mattatuck's website where the troop  spends a week each summer

 http://boyslife.org/  This is the website for' Boys' Life' the official magazine for BSA

 http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/ This is the website for 'Scouting Magazine'
 http://www.scoutingnews.org/ This is the website for 'Scouting News'
 http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/ Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today's Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the ranch's camping, training, and work programs. Most activity takes place during the summer, but Philmont also offers its Fall Adventure and Kanik winter program.
 http://www.bsaseabase.org/  The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members. Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round
 
 http://www.ntier.org/   Since 1923, Scouts have been voyaging into the great north wilderness to seek adventure. Eagles soaring overhead, walleye swimming in the depths of pristine lakes, meeting a moose on the portage trail. These are the experiences that Scouts get in Canada and the north woods of the United States.  Northern Tier High Adventure Program is the ONLY outfitter in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canada charged by the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the Scouting program to Scouts and Leaders adventuring into North Americas Canoe Country.
 
 http://www.outdoors.org/   Since 1876, AMC has promoted the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. We are the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization.
 
 http://www.frwa.org/aboutus.html  Stretching across 33 towns and 609 square miles, the Farmington River Watershed is an essential resource for life in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The watershed supports abundant recreational opportunities, unique fish, wildlife, and plant habitats, hydropower generation, and is the first River in Connecticut to have a section federally designated as Wild & Scenic. The Watershed’s reservoirs and aquifers provide clean water to about 1 million people (1/3rd of Connecticut’s entire population).
 
 http://www.backpacker.com/   Backpacker Magazine
 
 http://www.mountwashington.org/  The Mount Washington Observatory is a private, non-profit scientific and educational institution organized under the laws of the state of New Hampshire. Its mission is to advance understanding of the natural systems that create the Earth's weather and climate, by maintaining its mountaintop weather station, conducting research and educational programs and interpreting the heritage of the Mount Washington region.
 
 http://www.ems.com/  This is the website of the Eastern Mountain Sports Store
 
 http://www.campmor.com/  This is the website of the Campmor Store.  Great place to buy that external frame backpack for your new scout!
 
 http://www.rei.com/   This is the website of the REI store
 
 http://www.gearjunkie.com/  Excellent reviews of the latest outdoor gear
 
CT River Council Scout Stores   Information about the East Hartford, Waterbury, and Tadma Scout stores where you can purchase official BSA merchandise.
 
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