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Download Boy Scout Handbook (The Centennial Edition) epub

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Download Boy Scout Handbook (The Centennial Edition) epub
ISBN: 0839531028
ISBN13: 978-0839531029
Category: Politics
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Boy Scouts of America
Language: English
Publisher: Boy Scouts of America; 12th Edition edition (2009)
Pages: 480 pages
ePUB size: 1367 kb
FB2 size: 1386 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 482
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My father in law has aided in scouting for longer than I've known him. When my son became a boy scout, he recommended that I get him one of these books. I told him we already had the paperback version. He pointed out the non-spiral bound book was good for making entries and keeping a log of my son's accomplishments. The spiral-bound one was FAR better for learning tasks. It can easily be opened to the page you want and then placed on a flat surface for reference. The typical paperback binding book requires either excessively stretching the opening to keep it where you want it or something placed on it to keep it open. Either of these approaches shortens the life of the paperback book.

The benefit of having both books is that the paperback one can be safely maintained as a permanent ledger, while the spiral-bound version can be used for everyday tasks. Being that scouts have to present their books for boards, having a well maintained book sets a good first impression. This dual book approach teaches the scouts about professionalism and about those little things that sometime matter.
As a child, I was very active in Cub Scouts. I enjoyed Boy Scouts, but lost interest when most of my friends dropped out. Now, as an adult, I've rediscovered my love of the outdoors. I decided to pick up the new Scout manual to review, as it won't be too long before I have kids of my own, and I want them to be involved in scouting.

This book is well laid out. However, it is a letdown. As other reviewers pointed out, this is the first "Green" handbook and as such It skimps on useful information in order to save the planet, like:

how to make rope p.379
how to tie more than 4 knots p.382
how to stay safe in hazardous weather p.281
various pioneering projects p 393
how to light a fire((using Any method) I was going to give the book 3 stars until I noticed this) p.413

For these topics, the book tells you to look it up on the handbook website. How is that supposed to help a scout who is out of reach of a cell tower, which is very often the case? To me, this is just downright irresponsible. It tells you how to set up the fuel(wood) for a fire, but I'm shocked about the lack of instruction on how to light a fire using any method. and I didn't notice a section on how to stay warm during a sudden rain/snowstorm. Making rope, tying knots and pioneering may not be life or death, but they are things that are supposed to be core skills that any scout should be able to look up at any moment.

I bought the spiral copy. The pages are thick and sturdy, but I can see how they might tear if you aren't careful.

I bought this book on Amazon. It was cheaper at the boyscout website, but I wanted it quickly and have a prime account. If you are worried about profits going to the BSA, you need to realize that the copy you buy on here was originally bought from the BSA, probably at their normal price, so the BSA still gets their piece of the pie.

Bottom line: It's a fun informative read, but the BSA has chosen to cut a lot of, arguably the most important, information from the book in order to cut back on length and be certified green.
great shape brought for the information in camping. older ones are better. seller was very good.
I absolutely had to get this again being an old boy-scout. This was the same one I used over 10 years ago!. LOTS of great info and still apply's to modern day hiking and camping. Show your young scout the older better way to stay educated in the field and be confident in camping!
The BS Handbook has wonderful information on how to be a Boy Scout---not all the details but a great overall guide on scouting.
lucky kitten
As a Girl Scout Leader, but mother of a Boy Scout too, I have seen all kinds of Scouting material. This book is the best. Get it for your older (or younger, depending on how adventurous they are,) Girl Scouts!! It has everything compactly presented that you could possibly need on a camp out. Excellent!! I plan to get one for each of my Girl Scouts and to recommend it for other troops.
This is probably one of the best one-volume survival handbooks ever written. And this is the exact edition I had back when I was a Scout. Very pleased.
has good info on first aid and setting up camp. has wild life in this book but not as good about the different species has I had in another boy scout book that got destroyed. Wish I could remember which one it was.