Ninth edition (1979-1990)

Official Boy Scout Handbook, ninth edition (1979-1990; 4.4 million copies printed). Author credit: William Hillcourt.

After the disastrous 1970's attempts to reach the inner-city boy, William “Green Bar Bill” came out of retirement to write the ninth edition (1979-1990) of the Handbook. Marking a return to traditional Scouting values, the ninth was the last edition to feature a Norman Rockwell painting on its cover, a calendar painting originally used in 1970, Come and Get It.