While the Boy Scout Law (“A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful . . .”) has scarcely changed, the Boy Scout handbook has seen numerous revisions since that first volume made its way into eager young hands. In addition to the 1910 original (it was a temporary guide until the 1911 “first” edition could be produced), there are 12 handbook editions. Nearly 40 million copies of the handbook have been sold since its inception.
The handbook has evolved as the Scouts have evolved in the last century.
As friends know, my family is very involved in the Scouts, and I have the great honor of being the mother of an Eagle Scout, so it’s great news to hear that Tony and his sons will be taking part in the Scouts experience.