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Periodic posts and information about the original Boy Scout Handbook, first published in 1911. Lots of great vintage information about rank, merit badges, troop and patrol organization, and more.

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Latest Blog Posts for The 1911 Boy Scout Handbook

  • Doing a Good Turn Daily
    on Nov 27, 2013 in Citizenship
    In nearly every town, village, and city of any size or importance, there is at least one individual, and usually groups of individuals, working for the "betterment of society." They are people who take an interest in the people about them and do what...
  • The Scout Badge
    on Jun 11, 2013 in Badge
    The scout badge is not intended to represent the fleur-de-lis, or an arrowhead. It is a modified form of the sign of the north on the mariner's compass, which is as old as the history of navigation. The Chinese claim its use among them as early as 26...
  • Taxidermy Merit Badge
    on May 31, 2013 in Merit Badges
    To obtain a merit badge for Taxidermy a scout must: 1. Have a knowledge of the game laws of the state in which he lives. 2. Preserve and mount the skin of a game bird, or animal, killed in season. 3. Mount for a rug the pelt of some fur animal.
  • Swimming Merit Badge
    on May 30, 2013 in Merit Badges
    Swimming Merit BadgeTo obtain a merit badge for Swimming a scout must:1. Be able to swim one hundred yards.2. Dive properly from the surface of the water. 3. Demonstrate breast, crawl, and side stroke. 4. Swim on the back fifty feet.
  • Public Health Merit Badge
    on May 1, 2013 in Merit Badges
    Public Health Merit BadgeTo obtain a merit badge for Public Health a scout must: 1. State what the chief causes of each of the following disease are: tuberculosis, typhoid, malaria. 2. Draw a diagram showing how the house-fly carries disease. 3...
  • The Scout Oath, Sign, and Salute
    on Apr 29, 2013
    The Scout SignBefore he becomes a scout a boy must promise: On my honor I will do my best: 1. To do my duty to God and my country, and to obey the scout law; 2. To help other people at all times; 3. To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, a...
  • Ice Rescue
    on Apr 28, 2013 in First Aid
    To rescue a person who has broken through the ice you should first tie a rope around your body and have the other end tied, or held, on shore. Then secure a long board or a ladder or limb of a tree, crawl out on this, or push it out, so that the pers...
  • Pioneering Merit Badge
    on Apr 27, 2013 in Merit Badges
     To obtain a merit badge for Pioneering a scout must:1. Fell a nine-inch tree or pole in a prescribed direction neatly and quickly. 2. Tie six knots of knots quickly. 3. Lash spars properly together for scaffolding. 4. Build a modern bridge or d...
  • Photography Merit Badge
    on Apr 20, 2013 in Merit Badges
    Photography Merit BadgeTo obtain a merit badge for Photography a scout must1. Have a knowledge of the theory and use of lenses, of the construction of cameras, and the action of developers. 2. Take, develop, and print twelve separate subjects: t...
  • Personal Health Merit Badge
    on Apr 19, 2013 in Merit Badges
    Personal Health Merit BadgeTo obtain a merit badge for Personal Health a scout must:1. Write a statement on the care of the teeth. 2. State a principle to govern in eating, and state in the order of their importance, five rules to govern the care of...
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