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 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
1stThe Official Handbook for Boys June 1911-1914BSA Editorial Board
2ndThe Official Handbook for Boys 1914-27BSA Editorial Board
3rdRevised Handbook for Boys 1927-40H. W. Hurt, editor
4thRevised Handbook for Boys 1940-48H. W. Hurt, editor
5thHandbook for Boys 1948-59Ted Pettit, editor
6thBoy Scout Handbook 1959-65William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt
7thBoy Scout Handbook 1965-72William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt
8thScout Handbook 1972-79Frederick L. Hines
9thOfficial Boy Scout Handbook 1979-90William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt
10thBoy Scout Handbook 1990-98Robert Birkby
11thBoy Scout Handbook 1998-presentRobert Birkby
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