Boy Scout Handbook

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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 scoutstuff.org to find a list of Scouting retailers near you.

Previous editions

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

1st
The Official Handbook for Boys June 1911-1914BSA Editorial Board

2nd
The Official Handbook for Boys 1914-27BSA Editorial Board

3rd
Revised Handbook for Boys 1927-40H. W. Hurt, editor

4th
Revised Handbook for Boys 1940-48H. W. Hurt, editor

5th
Handbook for Boys 1948-59Ted Pettit, editor

6th
Boy Scout Handbook 1959-65William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt

7th
Boy Scout Handbook 1965-72William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt

8th
Scout Handbook 1972-79Frederick L. Hines

9th
Official Boy Scout Handbook 1979-90William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt

10th
Boy Scout Handbook 1990-98Robert Birkby

11th
Boy Scout Handbook 1998-presentRobert Birkby

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