Links
Below you will find a number of useful links from BSA and other resources.

Troop 74 Links
link  Long Beach Area Council
Proudly serving Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Bellflower and Avalon since 1919. 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.
link  Camp Tahquitz
The Long Beach Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is fortunate to own a square mile (640 acres) of pristine forest land in the Angelus Oaks area of the San Bernardino Mountains. Since opening in 1959, Camp Tahquitz has served thousands of boys from greater Long Beach, Southern California, and beyond by making available the finest possible camping experience in an incomparable setting.
link  Los Altos United Methodist Church
Troop 74 is organized in accordance with BSA guidelines. Typically, troops are “chartered” or sponsored by a civic or religious organization. Troop 74 is chartered by Los Altos United Methodist Church, this is where we also hold our meetings.
link  Long Beach Marathon
Come experience one of the most scenic events in California, “Run Long Beach”. Start and finish in Downtown Long Beach as you run by the historic Queen Mary, and then onto the beautiful beach path. As half marathoners finish down Ocean Blvd, the marathoners continue through world famous Marine Stadium, and into the student filled cheer alley at Long Beach State, home of the Walter Pyramid. Soon after you’ll be cruising downhill into Shoreline Village where cheering fans await your arrival at the finish line.
link  Merit Badge Requirements
MeritBadge.Org provides resources for Tiger, Wolf, and Bear Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers.
link  Tri Council Wood Badge
Tri-Council Wood Badge Course Registration.
link  eScrip
eScrip is proven to be a fantastic resource for fundraising where participating business partners contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to the school, group or organization of your choice. Visit our family of merchants for a complete list of participants in the program.
link  Albertson’s Community Partners
The Community Partners™ Program is a way to reward organizations in the community for shopping at Albertsons Market. Organization supporters use a key tag when shopping at Albertsons Market to earn credit for the Organization.
link  Ralph’s Community Contribution
www.ralphs.com is now a secure website. And because it is, there are new procedures in place to enroll your Ralphs rewards Card. Please share this information with your participants as they continue to register, so they don’t miss out on donations to your organization. If you registered on the old website between August 4th, 2008 and September 22, 2008, your participation in the new term that began on September 1, 2008 is still in effect. If you have not registered your new rewards Card for the new term, here are the instructions. Please note: You cannot register with an organization UNTIL you first register your rewards card online.
link  The Boy Scout Trail
This program was implemented in 2004 and ended in 2010. Good Turn for America is a collaboration between the Boy Scouts of America and the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, and thousands of other community organizations that focuses the power of volunteerism on important community issues. The three main issues addressed are: hunger, lack of adequate shelter, and poor health.
link  Give 2 BSA
The Boy Scouts of America changes lives! Your support of Scouting will provide character development, citizenship training, and leadership skills for youth across America.
link  National Scouting Museum
The history of the Boy Scouts of America is the story of millions of volunteers, members, alumni, and supporters who have contributed their time and talents for the betterment of America’s children. Through their support, they have helped shape the lives of more than 110 million people since 1910.
link  Scoutreach Division
The Scoutreach Division gives special leadership and emphasis to urban and rural Scouting programs. Scoutreach is the BSA’s commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background.
link  Soccer and Scouting
Fun, Family, Fútbol! Scouting brings together the most exciting and fastest-growing youth sport in the United States with the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and leadership training. Soccer and Scouting combines the character building values for which Scouting has been known for the past 100 years with the competition and excitement of youth soccer. At every opportunity, time is devoted to an activity meant to develop a skill, teach a lesson, or provide an educational opportunity. Utilizing Scouting philosophy as a resource, youth gain experiences and knowledge that are vital in today’s world.
link  Tooth of Time Traders
Order items from Philmont’s Tooth of Time Traders via this Web site.
link  Boys’ Life Magazine
Published by the Boy Scouts of America, Boys’ Life is the magazine for all boys. Their Web site contains information about the current issue, games to play, projects to download, and more.
link  Scouting Magazine
Scouting is the national family magazine for the adult leaders and committee members of the Boy Scouts of America. Their Web site contains a complete archive of past editions going back to 1998.
link  Scouting-Vale La Pena
The official Spanish-Language Web site of the Boy Scouts of America.
link  Adobe Reader
Adobe® Reader® software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.

National BSA Websites
link  BSA National Council
The Boy Scouts of America provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
link  National OA Page
For more than 90 years, the Order of the Arrow (OA ) has recognized Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives. This recognition provides encouragement for others to live these ideals as well. Arrowmen are known for maintaining camping traditions and spirit, promoting year-round and long term resident camping, and providing cheerful service to others. OA service, activities, adventures, and training for youth and adults are models of quality leadership development and programming that enrich and help to extend Scouting to America’s youth.
link  Join Cub Scouting
This site provides information about the Cub Scout program to prospective members, including boys, parents, and organizations that may be interested in starting a pack.
link  My Scouting
This page is not intended for users under 13 years of age. Jamboree youth registration must be completed by a parent or guardian from the parent or guardian’s MyScouting account. For a detailed privacy policy, click the Privacy Policy link. For best performance, use Internet Explorer 9.0 & above or FireFox 3.0 & above.
link  Online Recharter
Internet Rechartering allows you to renew your unit’s charter online and perform the following actions: Select members from your existing charter roster, Promote members from another unit, Add new members, Update member information, and Print a summary of costs associated with the new charter.
link  Online Advancements
Internet Advancement allows you to enter youth advancements, awards, and merit badges and perform the following actions: Select members from your existing roster, Review, update, or add ranks, merit badges, and/or awards, Access an online Review Unit Roster feature and the Unit Advancement Summary, Print an Advancement Report with a Unit Awards Summary to assist in purchasing.
link  National Supply
Operated by the national Supply Division, this site is your official online source for information about camping equipment, uniforms, handbooks, pinewood derby supplies, and other essential Scouting merchandise.
link  Philmont Scout Ranch
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.
link  Florida Sea Base
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is a unique Scouting program that offers aquatics programs found nowhere else. Whether your interests lie in sailing, scuba diving, rustic camping on an undeveloped barrier island, fishing or a combination of all, this is the place for your troop or crew.
link  Northern Tier
Northern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. In the Summer, scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario and Northeast Manitoba. In the winter, Northern Tier is home to the OKPIK Cold-Weather Camping program, the BSA’s premier winter high adventure program. Fall programming is also available.
link  The Bechtel Family Summit
Situated in the wilds of West Virginia, The Summit is an adventure center for the millions of youth and adults involved in the Boy Scouts of America. And anyone who loves the outdoors. And home to the National Scout Jamboree. And the Paul R. Christen National High Adventure Base which compliments the three existing bases: Philmont Scout Ranch, Northern Tier and Florida Sea Base.
Third Party and other Websites (not moderated by the Boy Scouts of America)
link  SAT/ACT Test Prep Guide
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link  Accredited Online Colleges
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Please refer to the Troops Calendar and News sections to keep up to date with all upcoming meetings and events. For even more information refer to the Forms section with a collection of Troop 74 forms and the Links section with a full list of official BSA links. If you have any other questions please refer to the Contact section to get in touch with any one of the scout leaders.