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A Brief Background of the Patrol Leader Handbook (BSA)
(and other BSA Junior Leader Handbooks)

3rd Edition—The Official Patrol Leader Handbook (1980-1990)

The BSA seems to be alternating between a dedicated patrol leader book and a generalized junior leader book.
3rd Edition


3rd Edition Summary and Printing History


Actual 3rd Edition Table of Contents

Junior Leader Handbook (1990-2002)

Back to a generalized junior leader book. This contains many photographs instead of cartoon line drawings.
Junior Leader Handbook


Junior Leader Handbook Summary and Printing History


Actual Junior Leader Handbook Table of Contents

Continued