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The Boy Scout Handbook Paperback – 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: BSA; 11th edition (1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0839531052
  • ISBN-13: 978-0839531050
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #652,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A M Botas on January 29, 2010
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I was a boy scout 30 years ago and loved my scout manual. I don't think this comes even close. Too much fluffy nonsense. There aren't enough pages dedicated to outdoorsmanship. Not enough knot making and trapping in the wild. I can't find the instructions for learning Morse Code, how insane is that.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward Patton on November 23, 2011
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I guess I should confess that I am seventy and still a Boy Scout. I found this manual to be as useful as mine was fifty five years ago. Even better in fact. If you want practical camping/hiking and just being outdoors information this is the book for you.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 1999
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I highly recommend this book for all ages, even if you are a skilled survivalist. It is filled with basic survival skills with illustrations of how to set up a camp from what nature provides. It's pages teach survival swimming and boating techniques, food foraging, first aid, finding your direction, etc. - all with pictures. The earth's surface is changing with intense erratic storms, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and atmospheric temperature fluctuations that will increase with each year that passes now, which means you will need survival skills. 'BE PREPARED' just like the scouts and have a better chance of survival. We have this book packed with our basic survival needs. I suggest that you do too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam R. on June 10, 2012
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Bought my copy used so it had some wear, but very similar to a new copy. As for people comparing this edition to others in terms of the quality of the content, I can't provide much, but it has enough useful information that I feel it is worth having around
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By YankeeMinnow on June 22, 2014
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This is a must have for Scouts and Scouters as well as for the prepper community. I have saved these handbooks over the years for the valuable information they contain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 26, 2012
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Great resource....just in case. Thought this would be great for teaching my grandson a few fun and important skills. Can't beat the info in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Tyler on August 5, 2012
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The book was in great shape when we received it. It was the specific edition that my son's scout troup used.
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I bought this book because it has first aid instructions that come in handy in an emergency situation. I think everyone should have it.
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