Boy Scouting

Aims & Methods of Scouting, 521-042. Download | Available at NDC
Describes the pillars of the Boy Scout program.

Selecting Quality Leaders, 521-039. Download | Available at NDC
Describes the steps necessary to recruit a key adult unit leader.

Troop Open House, 521-034. Download | Available at NDC
Tells how to set up and run an open house for the troop, including specific guide steps toward recruiting and retaining Boy Scouts.

Guide to Boy Scout Recruiting, 521-037. Download | Available at NDC
Shares the steps on recruiting for the troop in a year-round process.

Building Blocks of Scouting, 521-038. Download | Available at NDC
Explains our relationship with community organizations, as well as Scouting values, character development, outdoor program, advancement program, self-growth, and the patrol method.

Lone Scout

Lone Scout Friend and Counselor Guidebook, No. 14-421 * Download
Guidebook to help Counselors adapt the Scouting programs for Lone Cub Scouts and Lone Boy Scouts.

Boy Scouting

Boy Scout Handbook, No. 34718 Purchase
This is the first full translation of the Boy Scout Handbook. Spanish edition contains the same great content as the English version, truly helping to make it the go-to guide for every Scout. Complete with all the traditional content you rely on, plus updated information including sections on Internet use and where to go on the web for project help. The Handbook is a BSA requirement.

Boy Scout Requirements, 521-018 Download
The 2011 edition gives you up-to-the-minute information on the latest rank requirement changes, including revisions to Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life, Eagle, and Eagle Palm requirements. In addition, you’ll be current on all revised requirements and minor updates affecting merit badges, plus learn about the newest additions to the Merit Badge Series—Geocaching, Inventing, and Scouting Heritage!
Note: Requirement changes effective January 1, 2011. Scouts working toward ranks in 2010 may use the new requirements, or may continue to use the old requirements, at their option. If a Scout has started work toward a rank before January 1, 2011, using requirements that were current before January 1, 2011, he may complete that rank only using the old requirements. Any progress toward a rank that is begun after January 1, 2011, must use the requirements as they are presented in the Boy Scout Handbook (34718) or in Boy Scout Requirements (521-018).

Boy Scout Mini Handbook (bilingual), No. 34614 Download | Available at NDC
This resource is designed to fit into a Scout's pocket or backpack to serve as a temporary record of advancement achievements until they can be recorded in the Scout's handbook. This publication is being updated, the new version will be coming soon!

Troop Program Features
These three manuals give troop leaders program ideas related to advancement that can help with planning, organizing, and conducting troop meetings. This resource replaces all previous meeting plans for Boy Scout leaders:

    Volume I (English), No. 33110 Download | Available at NDC
    Volume I (Spanish), No. 30132 Download
    Volume 3 (Spanish), No. 94-202 Download