About The Boy Scout Handbook...

First published in 1910, The Boy Scout Handbook holds a cherished place as one of America's best-known publications. A new edition is written about once a decade to reflect changes in Scouting and advances in hiking, camping, first aid, finding one's way with a map and compass, and other skills of the woods. Tens of millions of copies of the Handbook have led generations of boys to swing packs onto their shoulders and head out for great adventures.

Robert Birkby is author of the Handbook's 10th edition (1990), 11th edition (1999), and the new Centennial edition (2010). Drawing on his experiences as a Scout and years as a wilderness guide and trail crew foreman working with young people in parks and forests in many parts of the world, he has helped keep the Handbook on the cutting edge of group leadership and modern adventures while celebrating outdoor skills and caring for the land.