Useful Links

Scout-type sites:
My scouting Web-site ( Adult Online Training Site ) -
Bill Hart District web-site -
Western Los Angeles Council -
Scouting Forms ( Including Annual Medical Forms ) -
Merit Badge Page -
Guide to SAFE Scouting - to Safe Scouting
For Trip Planning:
Good mapping page -, zoom to the forest you want, and change the pull-down menu to be a topographic view.
Eastern Sierra trail permits (Inyo Wilderness) -
CalTrans mountain road status -

Favorite Gear - Congratulations, we like your gear after beating it up on outings!:
REI (closest store is Northridge) -
Big Agnes (lightweight high-end gear) -
Alps Mountaineering (our tents, Scout friendly pricing on raingear and tents) -
Tent Pole Repair (nuff said) -
Mountain Hardware (high-end clothing, mid-price) -
Bear Vault (good price/volume bear canisters) -
Primus Stoves (Scout friendly pricing, our Patrols use these)) -
MSR Stoves and Filters (We prefer these at high-elevation) -
Black Diamond (our helmets, good headlamps) -
Katadyn (Base Camp water filters good for low-elevation Scout trips) -
Deuter (Good backpacks) -
Sea to Summit (lightweight gear) -
Romney's Kendal Mint Cake (summit celebration cake, a mountaineering tradition we enjoy, yummy) -
Skratch Labs (hydration and recovery drink mixes) -
Luci LED camp lanterns (our Patrols use these) -
NOLS (best Wilderness First Aid course, pricey, so unfortunately more for adults than Scouts) -
Outdoor Research (good reasonably priced gloves, clothing) -
Prana (great adult leader hiking pants) - (goat worthy, higher-end namebrand items) - (higher-end namebrand items) -
Coleman Stoves (Patrols use these for car camping trips) -
Goal Zero Solar Panels (We see more of the Scouts using these on long road trips and treks) -