Scout Badge History, Venturing, Patch designing, World Scout Coins and more!

Most of these webpages were the first of their type.  Several of the pages have now been copied by others but still bring you unique material.  I hope that what I have done helps you become more knowledgeable in scouting for the benefit of our youth.

Quick links to popular pages

Venturing Notebook

Corps of Discovery

    The Venturing Corps of Discovery is a grassroots movement to form a servant leadership society within Venturing that Joe Garrett and I are doing our best to promote by inducting many of the young adults we come in contact with through our Kodiak whitewater treks.  Chris Hagerty has added a Guidebook to the site which you will find very helpful.

BSA Badge History

The Hiker's Trading Post

World Scout Coins

  • Centenary of Scouting
  • Year of the Scout, 1982-1983
  • Scout Coins from various countries
  • Miscellaneous coin items
  • Coin Collecting Merit Badges, 1938-present
  • Good Luck Tokens (primarily good luck swastika tokens)

Hiking Patches

    As a long time scouter who has enjoyed hiking, I have acquired many patches and am now making them available at discount prices.

Venturing Magazine
Joe Garrett and I have taken over the site and plan to bring you bi-monthly updates.

International Scouting
I've been on seven international scout activities and am sharing some of the information I have learned.

International Scouting Museum, Las Vegas

San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy

Glendora Community Conservancy

The Hiker's Clip Art
Clip art that I have drawn or created and am making available to other scouters.

For over six years (2005-2011), I maintained the Kodiak website for BSA.  With the end of the Venturing Division, BSA was not interested in having the site maintained so the domain expired.  Some of the interesting part of the site are still available on the above link.

Navajo Lodge 98

With the splitting of Old Baldy Council, Navajo Lodge is no longer but I am keeping the history that Bill Woodward maintained for the lodge.  The lodge web site was a 2004 NOAC Honor Site recipient.

Venturing Crews I work with:

  • Crew 301 - California Inland Empire Council
  • Crew 131 - Long Beach Area Council

Often scouts and scouters like to have a special memory of a scouting award or training they have completed.  I have come across a very nice website with scouting rings of all types:  Eagle. Venturing Silver, Wood Badge, Boy Scouts and scouting pendants.  The rings come in all types of medals which make them affortable for all -

Over three million page views on my website since the beginning of 2004.

If you have a question or additional information, please feel free to email Craig Murray from my contact page.

Information on my scouting background.