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The '''Boy Scout Handbook''' #33105 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.
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The Boy Scout Handbook is available at your [http://www.scouting.org/media/lcl.aspx local council service center] or wherever Scouting merchandise is sold and online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33105 www.scoutstuff.org]. [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Click here] for a list of Scouting retailers near you.
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The new edition of the Boy Scout Handbook is not just a guide to the outdoors - but a guide for life that addresses issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, respecting others, and using the Internet appropriately.
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The Boy Scout Handbook contains the requirements and great resources for each rank from a new [[Scout]] earning [[Tenderfoot]] through [[Eagle]].
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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.
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The requirements for merit badges and other awards are in the Boy Scout Requirements #33215, which is available either [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards.aspx Online] or in a [http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards.aspx printed] format. ''The requirements in the Boy Scout Requirements are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America.'' - [[Boy Scout Requirements]], inside front cover.
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The Boy Scout Handbook is available at your local council service center or wherever Scouting merchandise is sold. Visit [http://www.scoutstuff.org scoutstuff.org] to find a list of Scouting retailers near you.
 
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==Previous editions ==
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|style="text-align:center;"|[[Image:Boy Scout Handbook 1ed.jpg|100px]]<br />1st||''The Official Handbook for Boys''<br>[[Boy Scouts of America Historical Highlights|First official publishing]] ||June 1911-1914||BSA Editorial Board
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== External links ==
== External links ==
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*[http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33105 Boy Scout Handbook at the Boy Scouts of America online retail store
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*[http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/ItemDetail.aspx?cat=01RTL&item=33105 Boy Scout Handbook at the Boy Scouts of America online retail store]
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Revision as of 14:27, November 27, 2010

The Boy Scout Handbook #33105 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 and online at www.scoutstuff.org. Click here for a list of Scouting retailers near you.

The new edition of the Boy Scout Handbook is not just a guide to the outdoors - but a guide for life that addresses issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, respecting others, and using the Internet appropriately.

The Boy Scout Handbook contains the requirements and great resources for each rank from a new Scout earning Tenderfoot through Eagle.

The requirements for merit badges and other awards are in the Boy Scout Requirements #33215, which is available either Online or in a printed format. The requirements in the Boy Scout Requirements are the official requirements of the Boy Scouts of America. - Boy Scout Requirements, inside front cover.

Previous editions

Edition Title Published Author or editor
Loose-leaf and
various bindings
Official HandbookJuly 1910 - March 1911Ernest Thompson Seton

1st
The Official Handbook for Boys
First official publishing
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 1998-2009Robert Birkby

12th
Boy Scout Handbook 2010-present

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