Unless otherwise indicated below all of these FTP sites are what are know as anonymous FTP sites. Anyone with a computer can use telenet, an ftp client application, or a web browser to log into an FTP server as a guest and download files. If you use either Netscape Navigator Ver. 3.0 or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer Ver. 3.0 or higher, you web browser's default configuration is set to log in anonymously. If you use an older browser, telenet, or an ftp client, login with "anonymous" as your username or user ID. Use your e-mail address as the password.
The FTP.ETHZ.CH/rec.scouting/ Site
The ftp.ethz.ch/rec.scouting/ site is the official home site for the rec.scouting FAQ files and the next largest FTP repository of Scouting files.
You'll always find the newest versions of FAQ files here, often even before they get posted to rec.scouting. This archive also contains over 500 files related to scouting -- hints, history information, how-to's, stories, recipes, songs, information about major scouting events, etc. The clip-art directory is kept small due to ftp.ethz.ch's site policy.
This ftp site is operated by . Files may be uploaded to the /rec.scouting/incoming folder. If you do upload files, please send Danny an e-mail message to tell him what the stuff is and where to put the files. Make sure application specific files are uploaded in a binary compatible format, such as .bin or .hqx for Mac, or .zip for PC. Use your FTP client or Telnet in FTP mode, with 'anonymous' as the username, and your e-mail address as the password.
This FTP Site also operates a Gopher Server with the URL of
FTP.ETHZ.CH/rec.scouting includes the following sub-directories:
|incoming||If you have an interesting contribution to this archive, upload it to this directory and drop Danny Schwendener a mail message at email@example.com describing its contents (if it isn't a text file).
|admin||This directory contains hints and information related to the administration of a pack or a troop: budget planning, forms, certification programs,...|
|alpha||This directory contains prerelease's of upcoming Frequently Asked Questions Files for the rec.scouting FAQ series and miscellaneous material that will be included in future releases of the current FAQ series. You may copy and print these files for your own use, but please don't forward them to other people and don't make them available on other sites, BBSs or networks. These are raw prerelease's with no version information and we try to avoid any version confusion.
|art||The rec.scouting archives at ftp.ethz.ch are not the place to send scouting-related clip-art files (the site policy does not allow clip-art archives on this machine). Sometimes people upload clip-art files despite warnings only to find that they have been deleted without any comment |
|bsa||This directory holds information relating to the Boy Scouts of America. This is the place to find tips on the Philmont resource, eagle project information or the official BSA merit badge requirements, among others.
eurofax -- This directory holds back issues of Eurofax, an electronic newsletter published by the European Region office of the World Organization of Scouting Movement.
|faq||This is the place where you will find the original rec.scouting FAQ files. There are currently nine FAQ files, stored in rec.scouting/FAQ with more to come:|
The files are posted monthly on rec.scouting, news.answers and rec.answers, at a rate of one to three files every 5 days.
|first-aid||This is where to get more information on first aid techniques for scouts.|
|games||This directory contains a whole lot of games and game collections.|
|history||This directory holds files relating to the history of scouting. Want to know where the left handshake comes from? Here's the place to find out.|
|jamboree95||Look here for information on the Worldwide Jamboree '95 in Holland. Kudos to Olaf Tuinder for most of the information in this directory.|
|leader-hints||Here's where you will find hints for scout leaders that do not fit into a more specific category (outdoors, administration, games, first-aid, etc). Sample topics that fit into this area are: coping with 'spirited' children or with special situations such as bedwetting or the death of a relative, patrol/unit activities, special tricks, etc.
|maintainers||This directory contains information of interest for people volunteering (or wishing to volunteer) as maintainers of one of the rec.scouting FAQ files.|
|misc||Well, all those files which don't have an appropriate director end up here|
|outdoors||This directory hosts contribution on outdoor activities such as pioneering or environmental information. Outdoor games can be found in the directory rec.scouting/games. Patrol activities (including outdoor ideas) are stored in rec.scouting/leader-hints.
|personal||This directory contains files needed to maintain the archive. the contents of this directory cannot be accessed.|
|pointers||Danny collects information on other scouting-related sites on the Internet. If you look for a specific site and don't remember the name, chances are high that it is mentioned here.
|recipes||Several collections of campfire and Dutch oven recipes are stored here|
|reports||Reports about events or scouting task force meetings are stored here.
skits-campfires -- This is where you should look to organize great campfires. Next to many skits (short sketches), you'll also find several files on how to make your campfire a very special event.
|songs||This is a collection of song texts from around the world. A sub-directory of a hundred Word-5.0-formatted files has been provided by Teja, a local scout unit.|
|spiritual||The files in this directory aim at the spiritual development of the scout. This is the place to find prayers or starters for items to think upon. Another place you may want to look is the directory rec.scouting/stories, some of the stories there can be used as a starter for ethical and moral discussions.|
|worldwide||This is the complement to the rec.scouting FAQ#2 if you are looking for information on how scouting is run in other countries, for contact addresses and for a list of upcoming international scout events and of camps welcoming international guests. There are also a few worldwide scouting GIF files here.
|wosm||This directory will host files of interest to the worldwide scouting community provided to us by the World Scout Bureau in Geneva, Switzerland.|
The ftp.imp.ch/scouting/ site is basically a mirror for ftp.ethz.ch site described above. The only discernible difference is the inclusion of some clipart. In the /scouting/art directory are the scouts1.zip, scouts2.zip and scouts3.zip clipart files. [These files are also available on Scouts-l, in both PCX and PICT.] There are also about 500 pictures -- scanned photos from finland, switzerland, south africa. scouting cartoons, knots, national signs from around the world, etc.
The FTP.ITC.UNIVIE.AC.AT/pub/scout Site
The anonymous ftp site, ftp://ftp.itc.univie.ac.at/pub/scout, contains a few pieces of clip art, in four different formats. These files are:
- /pub/scout/bsa_lilly.gif, .ras, .tif, and .xbm
- /pub/scout/czech_lilly.gif, .ras, .tif, and .xbm
- /pub/scout/eaglefeathers.xbm, .ras, .tif, and .xbm
- /pub/scout/international_lilly.xbm, .ras, .tif, and .xbm
- /pub/scout/norsk_lilje.xbm, .ras, .tif, and .xbm
The above list is the only Scouting related material that was found.
The FTP.CTS.COM/pub/mikey Site
The following information was obtained by Gary Hendra when logging onto this site:
"The files available in this directory are primarily of interest to Casio BOSS owners, DOS Wafflers, Boy/Girl Scouters, Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) and Pretty Good Privacy users.
Due to system constraints, files in this directory may be of a transitory nature, 'here today; gone tomorrow'". The Scouting directories at FTP.CTS.COM are:
The archive is maintained by firstname.lastname@example.org
The FTP.NETCOM.COM/pub/jn/jnelson/cubs Site
The ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/jn/jnelson/cubs ftp site contains a few pieces of Cub Scout related clipart in .pcx format.
The SETON.COR.NET/pub/scouts Site
This site is maintained by Brian Davis. The /pub/scouts directory contains general purpose materials relevant to the Scouting movement. Contributions are welcome. Place any uploaded files in /incoming and mail a short e-mail message containing a brief description of the file to Brian at the above address.
The directory, /pub/scouts/clipart/bsapcx, contains the BSADSK PCX files. These files are unzipped and ungrouped. This means, if you need a few pieces of clipart, not the groups, this is a good place to get them. Remember to download these in binary format. Scattered throughout this very long list of files are the images from Aids to Scoutmastership and other sources. Five of the BSADSK disk images are here, as are .zip files of most other non-BSADSK clipart groups. It is difficult to tell if there is anything here that is not available on Scouts-L or USSSP, because it is not clearly organized. This FTP Site also has a related website at the following URL: http://circle10.cor.net/scouts/t117.html.
The ftp://FTP.US.NET/PUB/SCOUT site is the home of the Scoutware 1.0 software.
The MacScouter FTP Site
Gary Hendra's The MacScouter FTP Site at ftp://ftp.macscouter.com, provides a number of MS Word 5.1 for Macintosh documents covering a wide range of Scouting subjects. The booklet, Aids to Scoutmastership by Baden-Powell including all the grpahics, is available on this site in MS Word format.
The ftp.cam.org/users/malak/scouting Site
Don Buchan, has a Scouting FTP Site at
ftp://ftp.cam.org/users/malak/scouting/ . All of the documents currently on this site are zipped (ms-dos) text, so if you can unzip it, it's all useful under any platform. You will find that the stories.zip file has been incorporated into the Tall Tales and Campfire Stories page at http://www.macscouter.com/Stories/TallTales.html
The rec.scouting FAQ Site
The ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/news.answers/scouting site contains the rec.scouting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) files.
The America Online Scouting Site
The first electronically available PowWow Book is at the America Online public ftp site at ftp://users.aol.com/bcsoft/scouting/inpowwow