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Title: Boy Scouts Handbook - The First Edition, 1911
Author: Boy Scouts of America
Details: Fully Illustrated
The Boy Scout Handbook is the official handbook of the Boy Scouts of America. It is a descendant of Baden-Powell's original handbook, Scouting for Boys, which has been the basis for Scout handbooks in many countries, with some variations to the text of the book depending on each country's codes and customs.
The original edition of the handbook was based on Baden-Powell's work. Ernest Thompson Seton combined his Woodcraft manual, the Birch Bark Rolls, with Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys. Subsequent works were done by other authors. William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt wrote the 6th, 7th, and 9th editions. Frederick L. Hines wrote the 8th, and Robert Birkby the 10th, 11th and 12th editions.
The book describes many Scout-like virtues and qualifications. After a lengthy section on what a Scout should know, including chivalry, history, and national issues, we read that "In short, to be a good Scout is to be a well-developed, well-informed boy."
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Scoutcraft
Chapter 2: Woodcraft
Chapter 3: Campcraft
Chapter 4: Tracks, Trailing and Signaling
Chapter 5: Health and Endurance
Chapter 6: Chivalry
Chapter 7: First Aid and Life Saving
Chapter 8: Games and Athletic Standards
Chapter 9: Patriotism and Citizenship