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A Brief Background of the Scoutmaster Handbook (BSA)

7th Edition—The Official Scoutmaster Handbook (1981-1990)

Cover is a full-color reproduction of a Joeseph Csatari painting of a Scoutmaster teaching first aid to 3 Scouts. The book's contents are much like the last handbook, but the paper is much brighter, and the cartoons have been replaced with simple line drawings.
7th Edition

7th Edition Summary and Printing History

Actual 7th Edition Table of Contents

8th Edition—The Scoutmaster Handbook (1990-1998)

The cover is an unbelievably contrived and over-posed photo of a Scoutmaster "helping" a Scout over a rock. Inside is an attractive book filled with full-color photos throughout. This was the last true Scoutmaster Handbook.
8th Edition

8th Edition Summary and Printing History

Actual 8th Edition Table of Contents