Boy Scouts Handbook

Boy Scouts Handbook : The First Edition, 1911

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Read by presidents, scientists, and national heroes, the Boy Scouts Handbook has been used by generations of American youths. Filled with practical advice for everyone, the book contains everything from safety tips on swimming and instructions for putting up a tent to directions for making an aquarium and pointers on how to identify common North American trees.
More than 200 figures and illustrations accompany valuable information on woodcrafting, camping, sailing, hiking, health and endurance, and providing first aid. But more than just a guide to outdoor life, the handbook also offers timeless observations on politeness, patriotism, and good citizenship.
As useful and valid today as it was when first published nearly 100 years ago, the Boy Scouts Handbook will delight Americana enthusiasts as much as it will be treasured by collectors and nature lovers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 135 x 212 x 22mm | 395g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Dover
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486439917
  • 9780486439914
  • 87,538

Table of contents

Boy Scout Certificate
Officers and Members of the National Council
Chapter I Scoutcraft
Aim of Scout Movement John L. Alexander
What Scouting Means John L. Alexander
Scout Virtues John L. Alexander
The Boy Scout Organization Special Committee
Scout Oath Special Committee
Scout Law Special Committee
Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class Scout Requirements Special Committee
Badges, Awards and Equipment Special Committee
Knots Every Scout Should Know Samuel A. Moffat
Chapter II Woodcraft
Woodlore Ernest Thompson Seton
Birdcraft National Association Audubon Societies
Shells and Shellfish Dr. Wm. Healey Dall
Reptiles Dr. Leonhard Stejneger
Insects and Butterflies United States Bureau of Entomology
Fishes and Angling Dr. Hugh M. Smith
Aquarium Dr. Wm. Leland Stowell
Rocks and Pebbles United States Geological Survey
Flowers, Ferns and Grasses Dr. L. C. Corbett
Mushrooms, Fungi or Toadstools Ernest Thompson Seton
Common North American Trees Ernest Thompson Seton
Native Wild Animals Ernest Thompson Seton
Chapter III Campcraft
Hiking and Over-Night Camps H. W. Gibson
Tent Making Made Easy H. J. Holden
An Open Outing Tent Warren H. Miller
Canoeing, Rowing, and Sailing Special Committee
Chapter IV Tracks, Trailing, and Signaling Ernest Thompson Seton
Chapter V Health and Endurance George J. Fisher, M.D.
Chapter VI Chivalry John L. Alexander
Chapter VII First Aid and Life Saving Major Charles Lynch
Water Accidents Wilbert E. Longfellow
Chapter VIII Games and Athletic Standards
Indoor and Outdoor Games Ernest Thompson Seton
Athletic Standards Special Committee
Chapter IX Patriotism and Citizenship Waldo H. Sherman
Practical Citizenship Col. Theodore Roosevelt
Books for Reference
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