OA and Scouting Links

We've tried to bring together a useful group of over one hundred links that will be informative, helpful, and entertaining. These links have been grouped into categories by content. Just click on a desired group below to get to the links for that group, or browse the whole page.

Anyone who knows of a good link not included here, or who has found a broken link on this page, is asked to please submit that information by e-mail.


Order Of The Arrow

National and Regional Sites

Section NE-2C & NYC Lodges

The Northeast Region provides the current lineup of Sections and a page for the current Section NE-2C. Below are the Lodges now in the Section.

New York City Metro Councils


International Scouting

Bronx Scout Troops on the Web

Advancement & Merit Badges

    U.S. Scouting Service Project. A major portal site, dedicated to all aspects of scouting. Everything from clip art to museums, cubs thru venturing, adult leaders on to online library, plus much more.

    MeritBadge.Com. A spectacular site containing requirements for all current merit badges, plus helpful links and worksheets/aids for most. Graphical pleasing, well organized and frequently updated.

    Chuckwagon Diner. The site has lots of recipes, a good many especially geared to outdoor cooking. An excellent resource for Cooking merit badge or overnight menus.

High Adventure Bases

Area Scout Camps

See the Lodge's Where To Go Camping and Hiking Page for more details on these camps.

    BSA Camps.org. A listing of scout camps and their facilities nationwide. See, in particular, pages for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, including high adventure camps in the Adirondack Mountain Wilderness.

    Alpine Scout Camp. A GNYC short-term camp and home of Reeves Cub World. Located 10 miles north of the GWB in Alpine, NJ. Cabins, leantos, ground tent sites and training facilities are available, as well as COPE course, climbing wall, and computer center. Many Regional and Area training courses are run at Reeves Lodge.

    Camp Bullowa. One of Hudson Valley Council's two camps, located in Stony Point, NY. Weekend camping facilities include cabins, leantos, and tent sites.

    Agatha A. Durland Scout Reservaion at Clear Lake. A 1400 acre camp operated by Westchester-Putnam Council in Putnam Valley, NY. Year round facilities include cabins, leantos, and tent sites. There are 16 miles of marked trails available. The northern portion of the camp has "outpost" sites, accessible only by backpack. Durland borders on the Clarence Fahnestock State Park, and is accessible from the Appalachian Trail by means of side trails in Fahnestock.

    Kittatinny Mountain Scout Reservation. A 500 acre camp operated by Central New Jersey Council on the edge of Stokes Forest Preserve in Sandyston, NJ. Weekend facilities include cabins, leantos, and tent sites.

    Camp Nooteeming. Founded in 1926, this Hudson Valley Council camp is located in Salt Point, Dutchess County, NY. Year-round weekend camping facilities include cabins, leantos, and tent sites.

    Onteora Scout Reservation. Theodore Roosevelt Council's summer camp is also available for weekend camping during the year. Locate in the Catskills near Livingston Manor, NY.. For information, clip on the camp tab on the council's home page and download the Onteora Mini Guide PDF.

    William H. Pouch Scout Camp. GNYC short term camp on Staten Island.Facilities include both rustic and modern cabins, 55 leantos, 20 tentsites and a camporee area..

    Quail Hill Scout Reservation. The camp operated by Monmouth Council and is located near Freehold, NJ. It is also the starting point for the 11 mile Battle of Monmouth Historical Trail run by Na Tsi Hi Lodge. A trail medal, patch, and mug are available to those who complete the trail.

    Ernest Thompson Seton Scout Reservation. The camp operated by Greenwich Council (CT).

    Ten Mile River Scout Camps. The official GNYC site for TMR containing everything about the TMR program.

    Camp TriMount. Rip Van Winkle Council's camp located in the heart of the Catskills at East Jewett, NY. The camp offers unique winter camping possibilities that can be customized for districts or units.

    Winnebago Scout Reservation. Located on 450 acres in the Copperas Mountains (Rockaway, NJ) and operated by the Patriots Path Council. During the summer, Winnebago hosts long-term Troop and provisional camping, as well as a Trail to Eagle Camp. Year round facilities include several cabins, lean-to sites, and ground tent sites.

    Yards Creek Scout Reservation. Operated by Central New Jersey Council, and is located on the grounds of the Yards Creek Pumping Station in Blairstown, NJ . The facilities are primarily for tent camping, with one leanto site.

Area Trails

    Appalachian Trail Conference. Official site for the AT, a marked footpath of over 2100 miles that runs from Maine to Georgia. Over 160 miles of the AT is in New York and New Jersey.

    Manhattan Historical Trails. Two historical trails, maintained by Man-A-Hattin Lodge, in the heart of the city. The Old New York Trail is virtually all street hiking on the southern part of the island, while the Revolutionary War Trail covers the far north and Washington's escape route to White Plains after the Continental Army's defeat on Long Island.

    New York - New Jersey Trail Conference. Organization of hiking clubs and environmental groups that, among other things, construct and maintain marked trails in the two states. Get information on the Appalachian Trail, Long Path, Palisades, etc.

    Palisades Historical Trails. A set of two trails, one above the cliffs (the beginning of the Long Path - aqua blaze) and one on the shore of the Hudson (Shore Trail - white blaze) that travel from the George Washington Bridge to Camp Alpine (NNJC). These trails are sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Council. An historical trail patch is available for hiking either, and a trail medal is available for hiking both. The trails are closed from December through February for safety.

    Nations Trails. Information on US historical trails, by state. Included on the site is an application for the United States Heritage Award (medal and patch).

    The Trail Database. Huge international listing of hiking trails pages and links worldwide. Click here to go directly to US pages.

    Leave No Trace.

Eagle Resources

Parent & Scouter Resources

Clip Art

Scouting Ezines

Museums, Collecting, & Other Sites

Last Updated: February 2, 2007