Eleventh edition (1998- )

Boy Scout Handbook, eleventh edition (1998- ); 2.1+ million copies printed). Author credit: Robert Birkby.

The current edition of the Handbook (1998- ) includes many recent changes in Scouting (some of them dictated by environmental concerns), including GPS systems, water filters, and camp stoves. The joys of open campfires are de-emphasized, as is the Scout uniform; this is the only edition of the BSA Handbook thus far that does not show the uniform anywhere on its cover.