Fonts for Scouts and Scouters

    Strange ande wonderful fonts add a lot of pizzaz to flyers, unit newsletter and websites. The MacScouter has scoured the web for free or low cost fonts to help with your pizzaz.
    Below you will find wood plank, log and rope, Morse code, semaphore, and Native American symbol, patriotic and fun fonts. These are great fun to use for handouts, programs, flyers and newsletters. All fonts here are Truetype, originally made for Windows. However, every one has been installed on a Mac running MacOS 10.4, simply by double-clicking the file. MacOS does the rest. If you want to use these fonts on another operating system, you may be on your own to find a font conversion application.
    Some sources for free fonts:

Log Fonts

    The Logger Regular Truetype font (© 1991 by David Rakowski, Alle Rechte Vorhalten) for PC is FREE. This font file, as is, can be installed in Windows XP and MacOS X. You may be on your own, to do some conversion, if you want to use it on an older operating system. This font is freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

    The Woodbadge Truetype font (author unknown) for PC is FREE. This font file, as is, can be installed in Windows XP and MacOS X. You may be on your own, to do some conversion, if you want to use it on an older operating system. This font is freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

     The LogFont Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection.

 

Wood Fonts

    The Wood Plank Truetype font (author unknown) for PC is FREE. This font file, as is, can be installed in Windows XP and MacOS X. You may be on your own, to do some conversion, if you want to use it on an older operating system. This font is freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

      The Burnstown Dam Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Paarking Lot, font collection.

      The AlphaWood Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Paarking Lot, font collection.

     The Campfire Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection.

     The Lazy Crazy Fence Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection.

     The Wood Shapes Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection.

 

Rope Fonts

      The AlphaRope Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Paarking Lot, font collection.

     The HowdyRoper Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection.

     The Rope MF Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection.

     The Rope5 Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection. From the readme.txt file: "This font comes AS IS. OFFSite makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including without limitation, any warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. From http://freefonts.fateback.com/."

     The Bound AOE Truetype font.   Thanks to the Teacher's Parking Lot, font collection.

     The Thinrope Truetype font.   From the readme.txt file: "This font comes AS IS. OFFSite makes no warranty, expressed or implied, including without limitation, any warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose." From OFFSite - Only Free Fonts Site.

Fun Fonts

     The Lilith-Initials truetype font. From the readme.txt file: "The Lilith-Initials font enclosed is the companion to my shareware font, Lilith-Light, which you can find in various locations. The Lilith-Initials font decorates the capital letters of the Lilith-Light font with flowers and vines. On low resolution (300 dpi) printers, the leaves and flowers in the letter designs do not look good below
about 48 points; for this reason it is suggested that this font be used in large sizes or as drop caps.

      "Only the uppercase alphabet appears in this font.
      "The Lilith-Initials font is distributed free, and is copyright 1992 by D. Rakowski, All Rights Reserved. You may keep this font and distribute it freely, providing you do not charge money, and providing this file you are reading is also included. Nonprofit organizations such as user groups may distribute this font on their nominal charge disks; for-profit organizations are prohibited from selling this font on any of their shareware/freeware disk sets without the written permission of David Rakowski.
      "Insect Bytes, the mythical creation of people with better things to do, brings you this font, because it seemed like the right thing to do at the time."

      The Rabbitears Truetype font for Windows, and the Rabbitears Truetype font for MacOS. From Mary Forrest's Free Font Fiesta... "A free font to download each week plus a mind-bogglingly comprehensive link list, all brought to you by Mary Forrest, Fontmonger to the Masses. This font was downloaded from Mary Forrest's Free Font Fiesta, conveniently located at http://member.aol.com/mmqchome/fonts. Email Mary Forrest at MMQChome@aol.com, if you wish. And by all means, do everything within your means to impel Mary Forrest to fame and limitless wealth." This font is freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

     The Tenderleaf Regular Truetype Font. This font is freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

 

A Native American Symbol Font

     The AmericanNatives Truetype font (© Manfred Klein, all rights reserved, for private use only; Okt-31-2001.). From the readme.txt file: "Use this font for printing on gift paper or greeting cards and for designing CD covers. Use single characters or create christmas logos. And because this font is for free, donate some dollars or Euro to orphans in New York or Afghanistan. Friede sei mit Euch! Peace. Shalom. Salam aleikum.

 

Morse Code and other Signalling Fonts

    Clcik the image above to go to the fontmenu.com website, and the page which describes these two fonts. The Morse Code Fonts are wonderful. They were made by Michel Bujardet at Match Software, now Fontmenu.com. They are available for $19.95, which can be paid through their PayPal link. You will receive Trutype and ATM Postscript Type 1 fonts, for either Windows or MacOS. Fontmenu.com has a number of terrific fonts available for free, also.

 

     The Semaphore1 Truetype font. Author: Mario Becroft <mb@gem.win.co.nz>

     Semaphore Truetype font by Bitstream, may be purchased for $24.95, from MyFonts or FontsOnline.

     The Maritime Flags Truetype font v2.0 (©2001 Harold Lohner, HLohner@aol.com, Harold's Fonts). This font and the colored font described below, are available in Truetype and Postscript. From the readme file: "Based on several versions of the international flag code. The actual flag code employs five colors: red, blue, yellow, black, and white. The free monochrome version of the font is provided for demonstration and decoration. It approximates a black-and-white image of the color flag code, but important distinctions between some flags is lost without full color.
     "If this is interesting and important to you, you will want to send me $5 for the full set of five fonts in your choice of TrueType or PostScript Type 1, for Mac or Windows. The red, blue, yellow, and black fonts can be layered to produce the full-color effect on a white background in programs that allow layering."

Patriotic Fonts

     The USA Flag Truetype Font. From the readme.txt file: "USA Flag - This Font was originally packaged by a DOS Program called Fontasy back in the 1980's. This Font is free to use - I only ask that this file is included. Re-Created by: Vincent Gabriele, Netbizcity.com." This font is freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

     The American Dream Truetype Font. This font is freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

     The USStarsNStripes and Patriot Truetype fonts. From the readme.txt file: "This file contains three patriotic fonts. Included areStars & Stripes, Patriot and Independence. These fonts were created using Fontographer for Windows. They are (c) 1994 by J. Fordyce but may be freely distributed provided they are not altered, no fee is charged for them, and this text file is included with them. Feel free to send comments to j4dice@li.net." These fonts are freeware from http://simplythebest.net/fonts.

     The USFlag Truetype font. From the readme.txt file: "There are three flag characters and two US images located on the A through E characters (upper and lowercase). The flags located on the A, B and C keys are single characters and thus can only be a single color, which is fine for, say, black and white output to a laser printer. But as everyone knows, the US flag is red, white and blue. How do you create a flag using its true colors? I'm glad you asked.
     "Along the 1 through 6 keys you'll find the flag broken into parts. Type the 1 key followed by the 2 key to create a standard flag. Type the 3 key followed by the 4 key to create a wavy flag. Type the 5 key then the 6 key to create another wavy flag (the direction of the wave is different). The 1+2, 3+4 and 5+6 combinations always go together. Typing 1+4 would not work (well, you could do it, but it wouldn't look right).
     "So as you can see, using these characters you could create a red, white and blue flag. Set the font color to blue and type the first character of the flag (i.e., the 1, 3 or 5 keys). You'll see white stars on a blue field (assuming your back- ground is white). Now set the font color to red and type the second character. You'll see red and white stripes. Bingo. You now have a red, white and blue US flag."

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      The fonts available on the MacScouter website are provided as a resource to Scouting, Guiding and other youth groups, for their non-profit use, to support their programs. These fonts were found on sites that claim they are free of charge. Where possible, copyright and distribution information has been provided. However, it is possible that a commercial font may have been posted to one of these free font sites, and has inadvertently been included here. If this is brought to my attention, I will immediately remove it from this site.


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