New Book: Beginning Boy Scouts


Reed Media Services just-released book, Beginning Boy Scouts , introduces the Boy Scouts of America program and shares useful advice for parents and leaders covering a wide range of Scouting topics.  Its chapters include:

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • The Patrol Method
  • Adult Leadership
  • Meetings, Activities, and Administrivia
  • The Uniform and Scout Supplies
  • Rank Advancements
  • Merit Badges
  • Other Awards, Achievements, and Recognitions
  • Setting Goals and Keeping Track
  • Camping and Outdoor Activities
  • Summer Camps, High Adventures, and Special Events
  • Earning the Eagle

Boy Scouting provides character-building for over 830,000 boys through outdoor activities and youth-led leadership and life-long opportunities for over 530,000 adult volunteers (in the United States).

“The book helps parents and new leaders quickly understand the background and steps in helping boys succeed in Scouting,” said lead author, Jeremy C. Reed.  “Its strengths include highlighting significant rank requirements, filling out Eagle paperwork, and preparing for outdoor activities and summer camp.”

The practical book also covers youth leadership and responsibilities, suggested timelines and planning, and how adults can participate.

Ordering information: Published by Reed Media Services, Beginning Boy Scouts by Jeremy C. Reed and Heather R. Reed, 978-1-937516-01-7, 150 pages, softcover, $11.95.  http://www.reedmedia.net/books/beginning-boy-scouts/

For more about Reed Media Services, visit http://www.reedmedia.net/.

BEGINNING BOY SCOUTS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT ENDORSED OR SPONSORED BY THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA. 50 MILER, BE PREPARED, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, BOY’S LIFE, BSA, CUB SCOUTS, JAMBOREE, MERIT BADGE, NATIONAL EAGLE SCOUT ASSOCIATION, ORDER OF THE ARROW, PHILMONT, SCOUTING, SCOUTMASTER, SCOUT SHOP, VARSITY SCOUT, VENTURE, VENTURING, AND WOOD BADGE ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA.

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