Downloads / Links / Additional Information
You can download a copy of our recruiting flyer that briefly describes the troop and is suitable for printing. This flyer is intended to be printed double sided and folded into thirds. Although it is rendered in color you can also print it in black and white.
A printable version of the Troop Business Card is also available for download. This file is setup for 10 cards per sheet with a .5" margin at the top, a .75" margin on the left, and no gutter. This layout matches the Avery Laser and InkJet Business Card stock (such as #5371 & 8371).
The neckerchief of Troop 999 is a Scotish tartan representing clan Wallace. Read more about the history of the troop neckerchief.
A flyer showing how to tie 52 different knots is available. If you are interested in knots, read about the knothead award in the troop special awards (see below).
Read about special troop awards that are available including the yellow border neckerchief, stave beads, knothead, etc.
The Troop Song Book is available for download.
The troop summer camp checklist is also available to download.
Boy's Life magazine has a great article on Packing checklists for camping trips. They include specific lists for cold and warm weather as well as paddling and bicycling trips.
If you are interested in fire-by-friction (making a fire using a bow drill, fire saw, fire plow, etc.) check out these links:
- Making & Using a Fire-by-Friction Set Partially adapted from the Firecrafter Candidate's Manual and a guide by Ernest Thompson Seton.
- Scoutmaster - Fire By Friction Read how 'World Champion Fire Starter' Eagle Scout Dudley Winn Smith from Independence, Missouri started a fire using a bow and drill in just over 7 seconds!
- Fire By Friction Several different methods of starting a fire by 'rubbing two sticks together'
Paracord is a great survival tool. You can create lots of interesting and useful survival gear using a combination of paracord, the cobra stitch or Portuguese Sinnet, and the lanyard knot. If you use the cobra stitch and a double strand of paracord for the core of your project, expect to use about 1 foot of cord for every inch of finished weave. If you are interested in paracord projects check out these links:
- How to make a two color paracord bracelet without sewing or melting
- Paracord Lanyard Instructions For Complete Beginners
- Paracord Bracelet with side release buckle
- How to Make a Paracord Bracelet [PDF]
- How to make a rugged and handy Paracord Belt
- Cobra Stitch Bracelet
There is no excuse for squeeze-its and ramen on a patrol menu. Simple, nutritious outdoor meals are easy to make if you know the right recipe. The web has lots of outdoor cookbooks (Google for it). For those who need some recipe ideas here are some links to good outdoor cookbooks and other cooking resources:
- Cooking & Recipes Here are recipes for activities ranging from light-weight backpacking to base and long-term camps.
- Camping Food & Dutch Oven Recipes Enjoy camping food recipes and resources from Scouts all over the world. Find dutch oven recipes, ideas for cooking without utensils, base camp meals, trail food, and more.
- Cooking I knew there had to be more to scout cooking than beans and franks, sandwiches and cold cereal. I started with two recipes for Dutch oven cooking. I now have assembled a book with about 200 recipes for Dutch ovens.
- Free Recipes for Boy Scouts Camping Recipes from Boy Scout Trail
- Chuckwagon Diner Outdoor Camping Recipes Recipes organized by type and style.
- USSSP: Cooking Be sure to check out the other links on the left side of this site for more great cooking ideas and info.
- Camp Recipes - Recipes camping never tasted so good. Hundreds of recipes in the database.
- A handy Dutch Oven Temperature Chart is available.
If you are interested in hiking and backpacking, there are numerous places to do that in Utah County. Here are a few links to get you started. You can Google for more after you exhaust this list.
- Maps online from Utah Geological Survey
- USGS Scanned Topo maps
- Top 10 hikes in and around Utah County
- Take a hike: Utah County hiking trails
- Prime hiking areas stretch throughout Utah County (50 different hikes)
- Provo Area Hiking Trails
- Utah Trails and Greenways, Rail Trails, and guide to hiking, biking, and trail riding
- Utah Hiking | Trails.com
- Utah and Colorado Incredible Backcountry Trails
- LocalHikes - Hikes and trails near Provo-Orem, Utah
- Utah Hiking Trips - Utah Hiking - Utah Trails
- Utah Valley Maps
- Overview of various campgrounds and hiking trails up Hobble Creek Canyon.
- Utah Hiking Info: Northern Utah
Tyvek is a lightweight and waterproof material that makes it a perfect tool for backpacking. Here is a link of how to make a Tyvek Stuff Sack that you can put clothes or other gear into and not have them get wet.
For PLC (Patrol Leaders Council) members the following information is available:
- Leadership Positions (PDF file listing troop and patrol positions and job descriptions from the 1996 Jr. Leader Handbook)
- Annual planning calendar (plan 15 months of program starting in October)
- Quarterly planning calendar (troop meetings and campouts, 3 months at a time)
- Campout planning sheet the first page is the campout plan, the second is the campfire program (due no later than the first PLC meeting of the PREVIOUS month)
- Information about camping spots in the area
- Monthly troop meeting planning sheet plan an entire month of troop meetings on a single sheet (due no later than the second PLC of the PREVIOUS month)
- Weekly troop meeting planning sheet (the original format from BSA)
- Troop event evaluation form (start, stop, continue) for any activity
- Troop Program Features, Volume 1 (12 months of program helps including pre-written troop meeting plans and campout plans for: Aquatics, Athletics, Backpacking, Boating/Canoeing, Business, Camping, Citizenship, Communications, Cooking, Cultural Awareness, Emergency Preparedness, Engineering)
- Troop Program Features, Volume 2 (12 months of program helps including pre-written troop meeting plans and campout plans for: Environment, First Aid, Fishing, Forestry, Health Care, High Adventure, Hiking, Hobbies, Leadership, Mechanics, Nature, Orienteering)
- Troop Program Features, Volume 3 (12 months of program helps including pre-written troop meeting plans and campout plans for: Physical Fitness, Pioneering, Public Service, Safety, Science, Shooting, Special Cooking, Sports, Tracking, Wilderness Survival, Wildlife Management, Winter Camping)
- Troop Program resources for Scout Troops and Varsity Teams (Resources for the above three volumes: The Scoutmaster's Minute, Games, Ceremonies, Interfaith Worship, Service, Glossary of Scouting Terms, Pearls of Wisdom, Quotes From Baden-Powell, Founders of the BSA, Forms, Clip Art)
- Troop Program Resources website A web version of the above book with videos and other assets to enhance troop meetings.
For leaders and adults the following information is available:
- National Boy Scout Adult Leaders section
- Youth Protection
- Scouting Safety
- Guide to Safe Scouting
- Guide for MB counselors
- National Publications and Resources
The BSA national office has a variety of forms available for download including youth and adult leader applications, medical forms, tour permits, uniform inspection sheets, individual scout records, first class tracking sheets, etc.