Have you seen the first volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook?
Join Walter Underwood and myself as we review the first volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook.
Like Walter I accumulated a collection of Scoutmaster Handbooks. From the very first edition to the last they were uniformly mediocre at best. Both Walter and I agree that the most useful offical guide to how Scout troops work remains the Senior Patrol Leader Handbook – but that the first volume of the Troop leader Guidebook is a very valuable resource.
Although the guidebook is only available as a three-hole-punched paper edition (provide your own binder) the appendix of useful forms and reference information is available as a PDF document here.
Inexpensive copies of Bill Hillcourt’s Patrol Leader Handbook are almost always available on eBay ( I recommend any first edition printed before 1967).
Walter and I both love Hillcourt’s Scout Field Book (originally intended to be the Scout Handbook!) also available on eBay (any first edition printed before 1959).
I recommend these books to you as historic references that have many practical applications today BUT; it should go without saying that these older publications reflect some polices, procedures, and practices that have wisely been deprecated or updated over the years,
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Walter Underwood and myself review the first volume of the Troop Leader Guidebook. [7:50]
Troop Leader Guidebook Volume 1 at Scoutstuff
Senior Patrol Leader Handbook at Scoutstuff