Handy Links

Come back soon for a newly-updated version of this list. If you have any non-spammatory links to suggest please leave me a note in the comments!

We’re always scouting for more links….


Old School Scouting, an online database of old-school scouting reference, much of which is authored by Beard, himself

Boy Scouts of America, the modern website of the BSA. (certain views of the BSA are not reflected here at Boy’s Almanac, specifically, regarding religion and homosexuality. However, the BSA maintains itself despite controversy and we applaud the overall message to boys of preparedness and independence)

Children and Nature

No Child Left Inside
Children and Nature Network, is working to build a movement to reconnect children with nature. Inspired by Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder,” the site is the voice of the Leave No Child Inside grassroots movement and an invaluable resource for current research, articles and updates on the growth of the movement to reconnect children with nature.
Field Notes From the Future, blog where Richard Louv explands on the children and nature movement
Richard Louv
Hooked on Nature An organization dedicated to fostering love and respect for the Earth.
Children in Nature Collaborative
Nature Circles provides a toolkit to help you get together with others to deepen your own connection to nature.
Roots and Shoots is program of the Jane Goodall Institute, is a powerful, youth-driven network, offering a variety of programs and resources.
National Wildlife Federation inspiries Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. Click on Outside in Nature for educational programs and resources.
The Outdoor Classroom Project was funded in July of 2003 by a 5-year, $1,000,000 grant from First 5 LA, which disperses funds generated by California’s Proposition 10 tobacco tax to projects serving children ages 0 – 5 in Los Angeles County. The Project is conducted by the Child Educational Center (CEC), a nationally accredited program of early childhood education.
The Sierra Club: Building Bridges to the Outdoors:The program’s goal is to give every child in America an outdoor experience.
Nature Explore: a collaborative project of Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation is a complete program of fun, effective resources to help educators, families, and anyone working to connect young children with nature.
The Children’s Nature Institute: Through hands-on, nature-based environmental education programs tailored specifically to young children, CNI has been connecting children (and adults) to nature in the greater Los Angeles area for over 20 years.


Bushcraft UK
Backyard Bushcraft, a bushcraft blog
Ray Mears, the father of “bushcraft” in the UK
A-Z of Bushcraft, includes a series of podcast tutorials
John’s Bushcraft Site, which has a series of useful picture tutorials
Bear Grylls’ Blog, you know, ‘Man Vs. Wild”


Taxidermy: Ravishing Beasts
Canadian Taxidermy Association representing Canadian taxidermists
National Taxidermy Association representing American taxidermists
UK Guild of Taxidermy representing taxidermy in the United Kindgom
Top Hat Taxidermy
vintage natural history specialists
The Taxidermy Conservatory
An titillating collection of Vintage and Contemporary Taxidermy that confronts you with wonder.

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