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BSA Handbooks

The BSA has three key handbooks for use by Scout troops—the Boy Scout Handbook, the Scoutmaster Handbook, and the Patrol Leader Handbook. The Boy Scout Fieldbook is another important resource the BSA has provided for a long time. The pages below give a brief history of each edition. Cover pictures (front & back) are shown with each description.

BSA Handbook Covers

The pages below show every cover of each handbook, along with a brief explanation about the artwork and the artist.

Boy Scout Handbook, 1st Edition Scoutmaster Handbook, 1st Edition Patrol Leader Handbook, 1st Edition Boy Scout Fieldbook, 1st Edition