Online Resources for Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leaders

What scout master couldn’t use a little help thinking up new recipes, campfire stories and games? Of course, being a scout master isn’t all fun and games, either. Scout leaders must set a good example for their charges in morality, dedication and abilities.

If you’re a scout master who’s looking for scouting equipment, new pioneering activities, or you just want to find other leaders in your area, go to www.netwoods.com They have a great website where scout masters can find new activity ideas, locate nearby scouting ceremonies, or just read more about outdoor health risks.

The resources are virtually unlimited at www.scoutmaster.org You’ll find a wealth of information about the basics of boy scouting and cub scouts, a digital library, and plenty of articles, neatly arranged in alphabetical order, covering topics from animated knots to organization to oaths and mottos. Bookmark this site – you’ll be back often.

New scout masters can learn a lot fast by visiting www.cubmaster.org There’s info, advice and tips on everything from the handbook to ceremonies to fun.

Merit badges are an important part of scouting. You can help your charges earn merit badges by pointing them towards some sites that help them earn. These sites cover first aid, wildlife management, forestry, canoeing, collecting, insect study, hiking, nature and much more. Check the site out here: www.meritbadge.com

Scout masters can keep track of rank advancements, awards, merit badge info and more by joining the free online site at www.scout-master.com The monthly calendar allows members to invite groups, plan outings and other activities. Set goal reminders, design reports, and generally manage the entire scouting group from one page.

Here’s a site that not only caters to scout masters, but scouts and scouting in general: www.scoutingthenet.com

Master your own life before becoming a scout master to others: www.macscouter.com/ScoutsOwn/Prayers.html

Scouting worship material, stories, resources: www.netwoods.com/d-smminute.html

Scouting songbook: www.boyscouttrail.com/links/programresources.html

Basic scout master training: www.scouting.org/boyscouts/resources/18-813

Virtual campsite and related links: www.troop312.com/links.html

Tips for becoming a successful scout leaders from others who have preceded you: http://fatherhood.about.com/od/scouting/a/scoutmasters.htm

How to deal with a problem child: www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0010/a-ladd.html

Scouting magazine: www.scoutingmagazine.org

Locate hundreds of songs, skits, projects, games and more: www.scoutorama.com

Scouting clip art: www.macscouter.com

How to join Scouts: www.joincubscouting.org

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