Helpful Scouting Links

Troop 312 - Sea Base Blog
This is the blog for the Troop 312 Sea Base trip. As the trip is in progress this site will be be updated with new entries.

Animated Knots
This website illustrates, through animation, many of the knots which Boy Scouts need to learn, as well as others which will expand their knowledge of knots even further. This site includes instructions for tying knots specific to scouting, boating, climbing, fishing, and search rescue. The site also includes a discussion on the topic of rope care.

A Guide to the Dutch Oven
This website contains a collection of articles for using a Dutch Oven, including instructions for first time users, techniques, cleaning tips, and recipes.

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Official Website
This is the official BSA website and is an excellent resource for Scouting programs, policies, and other useful information.

Camp Barstow
The Indian Waters Council operates Camp Barstow, located on Lake as its summer camp facility as well as an "off-season" site for other council, district, and unit activities.

Etowah Creek District
Troop 312 is part of the Etowah Creek District of the Indian Waters Council of Boy Scouts of America in South Carolina.

Indian Waters Council
The Indian Waters Council, founded in 1916 as the Columbia Council, now serves eight central South Carolina counties including; Bamberg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Saluda.

Merit Badge Requirements
You can learn about sports, crafts, science, trades, business, and future careers as you earn merit badges. There are more than 135 merit badges, and any Scout, or any qualified Venturer or Sea Scout may earn any of these at any time..

Philmont Scout Ranch
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's premier high-adventure base. It challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country. Adults have opportunities of their own at the Philmont Training Center. World-class courses and seminars cover all aspects of Scouting—all amid Philmont's dramatic scenery. This Web site will answer most of your questions about this most famous Scouting landmark.

Camping First Aid Kit Essentials
This site outlines necessities for a Camping First Aid Kit. It gives details on exactly what needs to go into one, as well as why the items are needed.