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  1. 2 points
    This is an old thread that could use reviving. There are still a great many scouts with learning differences that could benefit for audio books. I found the Merit Badge Handbook, the Boy Scout Handbook and the Scout Master Handbook all on: https://learningally.org/ My son is really excited about finally being able to "read" on his own. Scotty
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    I almost forgot, " The book of camp lore" by Daniel Carter Beard he also wrote "Shelters Shacks and Shanties" which is awesome.
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    As shortridge said, "Woodcraft" by Sears. "Camping and Woodcraft" by Horace Kephart "The Boy Scout Hike Book" and "The Boy Scout Camp Book" by Edward Cave "The Campers Handbook" by Thomas Holding "Camp and Trail Methods" by Elmer Kreps many of these can be found digitally.
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    Collectively, the scouts in the unit did 1,000+ nights.
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    I like, wore my Wood Badge hat at a Cub campout this past weekend and I think it might have been considered too showy!
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    I was at summer camp and a couple of WB (dare I say) zealots were hitting it pretty heavy that WB was the end all be all. Told them not doubting it may have some benefit, but in the last 5 years I had been pretty busy as we had doubled the number of scouts attending monthly outings, the troop was exceeding 1,000 nights camping each year, we did 2 summer camps, 1 High adventure trek, did 11 other outdoor activities, had 10 -12 Eagle scouts each year, service projects, etc and really was not sure what WB might do to take us the the next level? I explained my focus was on the unit and delivering program to the Scouts. They did not have a great comeback
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    My favorite is the 1967 edition. Timeless insights. Well written, well organized. Page 87, Chapter 6, Lead Your Patrol on Hikes: "Scouting was intended for the outdoors. Most of your patrol members joined to go camping and hiking...." Next para: Learn Hike Leadership. "Planning a varied hike program." "Knowing what equipment to take." "Being courteous...." "Observing safety precautions on trails and roads." "Knowing how to keep from getting lost (and what to do if you get lost)." "Practicing the rules of health and sanitation." "These all add up to training yourself in hike leadership so your Scoutmaster can have confidence in your ability to lead your patrol." Good stuff! PS DuctTape is correct, avoid anything after 1970. The one from my era as a scout, '72 edition, is very watered down.