Enjoy the new 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook e-book using your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This e-book contains search capabilities for your convenience—linking you to content within the book or to external Scouting-related sites. Additionally, fillable forms are included in the Rank Requirements section of the book.
Newly updated, the 13th edition of the Boy Scout Handbook is still the go-to book for every Scout. Featuring updated images and design, this edition offers more information than ever before, including new chapters on advancement and Youth Protection and additional information pertaining to:
Service at all ranks
Healthy eating habits
Physical fitness at each rank
Risk assessment and mitigation
Requirements incorporating Duty to God to show Scout Spirit
This handbook is a BSA requirement for all Boy Scouts. Learn More
The go-to book for every Venturer.
Venturing is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are age 14 through age 20 (or age 13 and have completed the eighth grade). Venturing’s purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Learn More
A great tool for any Venturing leader, from novice to seasoned advisor. The handbook guides Venturing leaders, committee members, and CORs toward a successful crew. Includes information on Venturing Basics, Methods of Venturing and Areas of Program Emphasis, and Program Resources and Administration.
It also answers questions such as:
● What are the responsibilities of adult advisors and youth leaders?
● How will being an Advisor benefit me or others?
● How do I support youth as they plan a fun program that fulfills their goals and interests?
● Where can I get practical help for things that we need to do in our crew?
Three-hole-punched for convenience. Measures approximately 8½" x 11".
The second volume of the two-volume Troop Leader Guidebook provides additional information on for successfully leading a troop. Both volumes are for use by new and experienced Scout leaders alike. Learn More