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Boy Scout Handbook

Cover of the current edition
First edition:1910
Latest edition:11th Edition, 1998
BSA Supply Number:33105

The Boy Scout Handbook is the official handbook of the Boy Scouts of America. It is a descendant of Robert Baden-Powell's original handbook, Scouting for Boys, which has been the basis for Scout handbooks in many countries.

The Boy Scout Handbook is available at your local council service center or wherever Scouting merchandise is sold. Visit to find a list of Scouting retailers near you.

Previous editions

Edition Title Published Author or editor
Official HandbookJuly 1910 - March 1911Ernest Thompson Seton

The Official Handbook for Boys June 1911-1914BSA Editorial Board

The Official Handbook for Boys 1914-27BSA Editorial Board

Revised Handbook for Boys 1927-40H. W. Hurt, editor

Revised Handbook for Boys 1940-48H. W. Hurt, editor

Handbook for Boys 1948-59Ted Pettit, editor

Boy Scout Handbook 1959-65William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt

Boy Scout Handbook 1965-72William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt

Scout Handbook 1972-79Frederick L. Hines

Official Boy Scout Handbook 1979-90William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt

Boy Scout Handbook 1990-98Robert Birkby

Boy Scout Handbook 1998-presentRobert Birkby

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