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Troop 139’s Resources

We have some outdoor gear for troop use (mainly heavy car camping gear), a set of flags, equipment for practicing Tenderfoot through First Class skills, all merit badge pamphlets for required merit badges and an assortment of other merit badge pamphlets that Scouts can check out, and a very limited number of used uniforms available to boys who need a uniform (parents, another source of used uniforms is Deseret Industries, but note that some stores keep most of their uniforms on a rack in a back room and you have to ask to see them; you also need to avoid any ancient style uniforms). If you have used uniforms in good repair that you no longer need, or up-to-date but unneeded merit badge pamphlets, or any other resources you would like to give to the troop, Troop 139 would be happy to accept your generosity. We very much thank those who have donated items or services. The city library also has some merit badge pamphlets, the BSA’s council service center Scout Shop in Provo has all merit badge pamphlets for sale, and Copies Plus in Springville sells merit badge workbooks that can supplement merit badge pamphlets. If the Scouts aren’t using the troop equipment, other ward groups are welcome to borrow it responsibly for official activities. Ask the Scoutmaster first, and return it clean. Most of this gear is stored in the meetinghouse Scout closet; planning materials and a few other things are at the Scoutmaster’s house, and all gases are stored in the Scoutmaster’s shed, as are the flag holiday flags and the Klondike sled. The list below only includes resources maintained by the Deacons quorum-age Scouts, not the 11 year old Scouts or the Varsity and Venture groups.

Parents: These resources do not include things your son needs to own personally. First among these things is a Boy Scout Handbook, and a Scout uniform. You can get these at the Scout Shop (250 West 500 North in Provo), or look at for a list of local stores that also sell some Scout supplies (this Web site also has a downloadable uniform inspection sheet). The troop can probably help with these expenses if necessary. We have a limited number of troop activity t-shirts we can sell to Scouts who did not earn them by selling Scout Expo tickets; they can also be special ordered from The Ink Spot in Provo. Consider getting your boy as much camping equipment as you can afford. Boys belong outdoors. The Boy Scout Handbook lists clothing suggestions in checklists on pages 203 and 204 (pay particular attention to the cold weather gear suggestions, and don’t forget extra socks), and provides a list of “Essentials” on pages 207-210. To that “Essentials” list I would add a whistle, insect repellent, facial tissue, and a bag for personal trash and trash found on the trail. Sunglasses are a necessity for trips over snow or while in open desert, and lip balm should have sunscreen. Note what is not on the “Essentials” list: a Game Boy, Walkman, or other similar device. Those things do not belong on wilderness trips. Pages 224 and 225 of the Boy Scout Handbook list some useful camping supplies, such as eating kits, sleeping bags, pads, and backpacks. There is some cheap camping gear available at places like Wal-Mart. However, places like Out-N-Back and Sportsman’s Warehouse in Provo, and Recreation Outlet in American Fork, sometimes have good sales on somewhat better gear, allowing you to get your son decent equipment for a relatively low price. For high end gear you could go to REI or Kirkhams in Salt Lake, but that would probably be a waste of money given that these boys will grow out of clothes and backpacks, and will likely thrash what they have anyway. You might also consider a subscription to Boy’s Life, the magazine the BSA publishes for Scouts.

Scouts: Troop 139 practices responsible outdoor ethics (see pages 218-219 and 244-245 of the Boy Scout Handbook). Whether you call it “Leave No Trace,” “low impact hiking and camping,” “pack it in, pack it out,” “take only photographs, leave only footprints,” “leave it better than you found it,” or something else, whenever you go outdoors make sure you respect the environment. From our troop rule discouraging wanton destruction (“If you kill it, you eat it”) to our commitment to the Outdoor Code, being a member of Troop 139 means being conservation minded. Use your gear accordingly.


  • The Charter Organization Representative manual
  • Troop Committee Guidebook
  • The Scoutmaster Handbook
  • Guide to Safe Scouting booklet
  • Aids to Scoutmastership booklet by Baden-Powell
  • Scouting Handbook church manual
  • The Story of Scouting in the L.D.S. Church photocopied essay
  • Duty to God/Scout Correlation charts
  • A Guide to Merit Badge Counseling brochure
  • The Senior Patrol Leader Handbook
  • The Patrol Leader Handbook
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Scout Oath, Scout Law, Scout Motto, Scout Slogan, and Outdoor Code poster set (laminated)
  • Fieldbook
  • Bugle Calls audiotape
  • BSA adult volunteer applications
  • UNPC merit badge counselor applications


  • Troop 139 planning worksheet, Troop 139 calendar, and Troop 139 meeting agenda
  • Council calendar, stake calendar, and middle school calendar
  • Hobble Creek District News, a list of merit badge counselors in the district, and various mailings on district activities
  • Troop Program Resources for Scout Troops and Varsity Teams (with CD-ROM)
  • Troop Program Features, volumes I-III
  • Local tour permit applications
  • Camping Ideas for Northern and Central Utah booklet
  • The MacScouter’s Big Book of Skits


  • Boy Scout registration applications
  • Boy Scout Requirements 2003 book
  • Training material for Tenderfoot through First Class skills: For citizenship, Our Flag book; for personal fitness and swimming, a stopwatch, a twelve foot measuring tape, and a fifty foot yellow line for line rescue practice; for map and compass work, a plain Springville topo map and an identical map with relief shading, two compasses with instructions, the Scout compass game cards with a marked 100' rope and two stakes (there appear to be some inaccuracies in these cards), and instructions for a separate church yard compass and measuring course game; for first aid practice, bandaging and splinting supplies (the gray SAM splint is for practice, not the SAM splint in the troop first aid kit), moleskin, and The Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine; for wood tool and fire usage, two sharpening stones with oil and a scrub brush, a pocketknife for sharpening practice, and a Primus Yellowstone Classic Trail backpacking stove and gas cannister; and for ropework, short lengths of synthetic rope for practicing knots, longer lengths of manila rope for lashing, wood poles for lashing, and string, matches, and a candle for whipping and fusing
  • Merit badge pamphlets: archery, athletics, atomic energy, basketry (3), canoeing, citizenship in the community (2), citizenship in the nation (3), citizenship in the world (3), communication (2), cycling, electricity, emergency prepardness, environmental science, family life (2), fire safety, first aid, fish and wildlife management, forestry, hiking, lifesaving, motorboating, orienteering, personal fitness, personal management, pets, pioneering, shotgun shooting, soil and water conservation, space exploration (2), sports, swimming, weather (2)
  • Troop 139 Advancement Record sheets, Troop/Team Advancement Chart, and Troop/Team Record Book
  • A list of merit badge counselors
  • Advancement Report forms (for ordering awards), and copies of past reports
  • Merit badge application forms, and award cards
  • Leave No Trace Award application
  • On My Honor Award applications (youth and adult)
  • Eagle Leadership Service Project Workbook


  • Mapping software for Utah (King’s Map Academy 2.0, basically a map viewer for 1:100,000 scale maps)
  • Portable fire pit for leave-no-trace campfires (works great paired with a Dutch oven also), with poker, lid, and half grill
  • Springbar Traveler tent (10'x10'), with two zip-in organizer pouches, poles, two canopy guys, twenty nail stakes and snow pickets, a ground cloth, a door mat, a stake mallet, and a whisk broom and pan and a cleaning brush, divided between several carrying bags (be sure to dry this tent thoroughly before storing it or it will mildew, and remember that there can be no fires of any kind—including candles or propane lanterns—in the tent!)
  • Dining fly tarp (11'x13'; two grommets were torn out by wind and have been replaced with duct tape and new grommets), with four extendable 8' poles, eight stakes and snow pickets, and twelve guy lines
  • Two camp kitchen hutches with removable legs, with assorted kitchen and dining equipment (a Camp Chef apron we won at Scout Expo, pot and pan and lid, big pot, five plastic pans, two cup and four cup measuring cups, measuring cup set and sets of measuring spoons, several knives, two metal spatulas, rubber spatula, can opener, cheese cutter, bottle opener, three wooden spoons, plastic stirring/scaping spoons, whisk, peeler, strainer, colander, oven mitt, wash cloths and kitchen cloths, scrub brush, dish soap, Ziploc bags, garbage bags, baby wipes, paper towels, napkins, some disposable plates and cups and flatware, eight or more plastic plates and bowls and cups, several sets of assorted metal flatware, etc.)
  • Three burner Camp Chef stove with ignitors and stove carrying bag, double (left side) griddle and griddle bag, and wrench; the griddle drip cup holder did not make it back from Girl’s Camp, and needs to be replaced
  • Five gallon propane bulk tank, accessory tee, and accessory tee adaptor (be careful to set up and to disassemble this equipment properly)
  • Coleman lantern with ignitor, carrying case, and small propane tank for portability (don’t let the propane flow if the ignitor doesn’t start the lamp); the extra mantles did not make it back from Girl’s Camp, and need to be replaced
  • Flashlight (the kind with the big lantern battery)
  • Five gallon insulated water cooler, with cup holder
  • Seven gallon uninsulated water jug
  • One hundred quart insulated food cooler
  • Small food cooler (damaged latch)
  • Camp Chef Dutch oven with convection cone and racks, a Camp Chef lid lifter, a Mair lid lifter we won at Scout Expo, and briquette tongs
  • Marshmallow/weiner roaster stick with safety end
  • First aid kit: Adventure Medical’s Weekender kit with added SAM splint, Sawyer Extractor, instant ice packs, Conform, and Adaptic (don’t mash this kit; some contents could rupture)
  • Klondike sled (two skis attached to a tubular metal framework)
  • Several large signalling mirrors, a four mirror mounting device, and the “On Target” Varsity Scout pamphlet
  • The Geezer’s Cookbook
  • The Boy Scout Song Book, and several Hobble Creek District Songbooks
  • Stories for Around the Campfire book


  • Insignia Guide 2002-2004 booklet
  • Boy Scout/Varsity Scout Uniform Inspection sheets
  • Size 16 uniform shirt
  • [The size X-Lg uniform shirt was recently put to use]
  • Four pair of Scout socks
  • Size 31 uniform shorts
  • Several troop activity T-shirts: 1XXL with pocket, 1XL, 3L, 3M, and 4S (these are available free to each Scout who sells as least five Scout Expo tickets; otherwise they are available for $12.50 minus $2.50 for each Scout Expo ticket the Scouts sells)
  • Silk screening frame with a troop neckerchief design
  • Unfinished neckerchiefs of a type used by the troop in the past (12 already painted, 6 not)


  • Large flag for use on the church flagpole
  • 3 indoor flag sets: Utah, United States, and troop 3'x5' flags with troop ribbons, on gold anodized metal poles with gold colored ballasted stands
  • Patrol flags (two pennants tied to a wooden pole arrangement), and a collapsible wooden stand
  • 1 steel outdoor camping flag stand capable of holding three flags, and three simple wooden outdoor flagpoles for that stand (this stand must be very securely anchored or it will blow over in the wind)
  • Lawn flags used for troop fundraising on flag holidays


  • A record of where it went
  • A wish list of what we’d get if we could afford more equipment (backpacking gear, mostly)
  • Records related to the flag holidays fundraiser


  • A bugle
  • Scouting Quotes from General Authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints booklet assembled by Bill Burch
  • Tot’n Chips and Firem’n Chits (blank)
  • Beads, candles, patrol flag making materials (fabric paint, fabric glue, suede lacing, and a grommet kit), and other odds and ends

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Created by Paul Wake.
Last updated August 10, 2003.

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