BSA Scout Guide

New Scout Guide

New Scout Guide :: Guide for new scouts. This guide supplements the Scout Handbook and gives an overview of key items needed to get the Scout Rank.

Language of Scouting :: This reference is the Boy Scouts of America’s definitive resource on terms and style specific to Scouting and this organization

Advancement Guide

Guide to Advancement :: The current edition of the Guide to Advancement is the official source for administering advancement in all Boy Scouts of America programs: Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouts.

More Advancement Information :: BSA Advancement Resources

301 Scouting Advancement Guide :: Policies and overview of the BSA Advancement implementation for Troop 301 and Troop 3301

Merit Badges

BSA Merit Badge Guide :: A guide outlining all the merit badge requirements

How to become a merit badge counselor :: information to become a merit badge counselor

Outdoor Program Guide

General Campout Packing List :: suggested list of items for a troop camp out

10 Essentials :: This list is based upon the Scout Basic Essentials included in the Scouts BSA Handbook and Fieldbook with a few twists.

Campcraft Videos :: Skill videos for outdoor skills.

Troop 301 Menu - Duty Roster :: Patrol Duty Roster and Menu designation Template

Weekend Menu Planner :: Patrol menu planning worksheet

Outdoor Ethics

BSA Outdoor Ethics :: The BSA's Outdoor Ethics & Conservation Committee provides this website as a resource to everyone who is teaching, learning and promoting Outdoor Ethics and Conservation in Scouting. Includes:

  • BSA Outdoor Ethics Awareness Award
  • BSA Outdoor Ethics Action Award
  • BSA Outdoor Ethics Guide & Trainer

Leave No Trace :: IT TAKES ALL OF US -- We are all the solution to conservation, and Leave No Trace is leading the way. With pioneering science, hands-on training, and simple guidelines, Leave No Trace helps you explore the outdoors sustainably every time you get outside.

Tread Lightly :: BEING RESPONSIBLE DOESN’T MEAN BEING BORING -- Tread Lightly! Keeps America's outdoor recreation areas beautiful, healthy and accessible

Scout Leadership Training Guide

Scout Leadership Training :: Guide for training resources and classes on Scout Leadership.

PLC Guide :: Troop 301's resource page for members of the Patrol Leaders Council

Leadership Roles :: Descriptions for various leadership roles in the troop.

Life to Eagle Guide

Troop 301 Life to Eagle Guide :: process starts once you have had your Life Board of Review. See Scoutmaster with any questions.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

STEM Nova Overview Guide :: presentation explaining the BSA STEM Nova program and how Troop 301 plans to incorporate STEM in its program to compliment merit badges and advancement.

BSA STEM Nova Program Details :: STEM is part of an initiative the Boy Scouts of America has taken on to encourage the natural curiosity of youth members and their sense of wonder about these fields through existing programs. From archery to welding, Scouts can’t help but enjoy the wide range of STEM-related activities. To support this initiative, the BSA developed the STEM Nova Awards program so that youth members have fun and receive recognition for their efforts.