No, it’s not the latest legal thriller by John Grisham or
romance novel from Danielle Steel. It’s the new Boy Scout Handbook, and it’s available now. Click here to order or visit your local Scout Shop to pick up a copy.
Crack open the 12th Edition of the official
resource for Boy Scouts and you’ll see familiar Scouting skills presented in an
exciting, engaging way. Robert Birkby, who also wrote the 10th and 11th
editions in 1990 and 1998, penned this year’s centennial edition, which the BSA
touts with the phrase “Everything you need to know out there is in here!”
What’s in there? Colorful spreads, crisp writing, and, in a
sign of the times, dozens of links to Internet resources.
So pick up a copy today. Then, check out Scouting magazine’s six-page feature on
the new handbook in the upcoming September-October issue. We’ll give you an
in-depth look at the handbook’s rich, 99-year history. But in addition to just
looking into the past, we’ll tell you how Birkby and the handbook task force
polled adults and youth to make the 12th Edition embrace Scouting’s
future—the next 100 years of the BSA.
Be prepared: This handbook is so packed with essential
information that you’ll want it not just on your summer reading list, but on
your fall, winter, and spring reading lists, too.
Chime In: Which
edition of the Boy Scout Handbook did
you read as a kid? What are some of your favorite handbook-related memories?
Tell us in the comment box below.