CREDITS AND SOURCES

The following sources were used/consulted for the information contained here.  This comprises my own collection.  If anyone has access to other works I don't list here, would like to make use of them.  Many are now scanned in the Archives section of this website. Please see my Wanted page for specific items:

Official BSA Literature
Adventures for Senior Scouts             2nd printing, 1936,           10M439
                                                          7th printing, 1946, Jan      50M146  #3635
Explorer Scout Manual                       1st ed,1st pt 1946, Oct    50M1046 #3506
Explorer Manual                                 2nd ed,1st pt 1950, Jan   15M150  #3506
                                                          3rd ed,1st pt 1952, Mar   50M352  #3506
                                                           3rd ed,2nd pt 1953, Apr 50M453  #3506
                                                           3rd ed,5th pt 1955,         60M455  #3506
                                                            4th ed,1st pt 1956, May 60M556  #3506
Exploring                                             1st printing, 1958, Aug 200M858  #3506A
                                                            2nd printing, 1959                         #3506A
                                                            3rd printing, 1966          60M966  #3506
Medical Exploring                                 3rd printing, 1981  #6618
                                                             4th printing, 1985  #6618
Senior Program Guide Book                  1935? #3442
Guide Book to Senior Scouting              1938 printing.
5M138 #3442
                                                             1941 printing, #3442  XEROX Copy
Senior Scouting Guidebook                   1946 printing, 15M1246 #3471
New Explorer Plan and Recogniztions        100M949    #3217
Exploring at work in Your Troop               10M1250    #3146
Explorer Advisor's First 6 Meetings           10M151      #3164
Explorer Parent's and Leader's Guidebook 1958 printing,  75M1058 #3151
                                                                  1962 printing,  20M462  #3151
                                                                  1965 printing,  18M1165 #3151
Explorer Cabinet Guidebook                       1962 revision, 10M162  #3145A
                                                                   1966 printing, 3.5M366 #3145
Hints on Senior Scouting Leadership        1947 printing,      15M647  #3482
Hints on Explorer Leadership                   1949 printing,      20M1149 #3482
                                                               1950 printing,      20M1150 #3482
                                                               1951 printing,      25M151  #3482
                                                               1954 printing,      11M154  #3482
Senior Scouting Program Notebook         1946      100M945
                                                                1946-47   10M646
                                                                1949-50   18M449
Explorer Leader's Program Notebook       1950-51   20M550
                                                                 1951-52   35M551
                                                                 1952-53   45M552
                                                                 1953-54   40M453
                                                                 1954-55   45M454
                                                                 1955-56   57M555
                                                                 1956-57   65M456
                                                                 1957-58   65M457
Explorer Officer's Program Notebook       1959-60   80M459
                                                                1961-62   70M461  BL-113
                                                                1964-65   70M464  BL-113
                                                                1965-66   70M465  BL-113
                                                                1966-67                   BL-113
                                                                1967-68                   BL-113

Explorer Leaders' Training Series
  Explorer Leadership- Proof Edition                         75M1050  #3153
  Notebook for Explorer Leaders- Proof Edition c50 3M350     #3157

Explorer Leaders' Training Series
 Basic Training                             c56 57rev  15M257  #6601
 Outdoor Activities                      c56        14M1056 #6602
 Service Activities                        c56        14M1056 #6603
 Social Activities                          c56        7M357   #6604
 Vocational Activities                   c56        14M1056 #6605

Explorer Leader Basic Training Instructor's Guide   25M858 #6601A
How to organize Explorer Groups                               12M455   #3144
Organizing an Explorer Unit                    60 revision,   12M260  #3144A
                                                              62 revision,   12M162 #3144A

Sea Scout Manual                           5th ed, 9thpr,1933  10M1133
                                                       6th ed, 2ndpr,1941  25M541
                                                       6th ed, 4thpr,1943        25M1043
                                                       6th ed, 7thpr,1945  #3229 16M545
Sea Exploring Manual                      7th ed, 5thpr,1958  20M858 #3229
                                                        8th ed, 1stpr, 1966 #3229
                                                        8th ed, 8thpr,1985 #3229
                                                        9th ed           1987 #3239
                                                        9th ed           1997 #33239A
Sea Scout Manual                            10th ed         2000 #33239B
Handbook for Crew Leaders           1st ed, 1stpr,1941  50001141
Handbook for Skippers                    2nd ed, 2ndpr,1940  40001040
                                                        3rd ed        1971, Aug
Advanced Seamanship Instructor's Guide  1966  6M466  #6660
Advanced Seamanship Workbook            1966  15M466 #6661
Sea Scout Service Aids for Leadership Training
       #11 The Elements of Sea Scout Leadership, Part 1  1930s
Sea Scout Requirements                   ?? William Menninger, PhD
How to Organize a Sea Scout Ship                           2001  #23-352

Air Scout Manual                             4th printing  35M243  #3648
                                                        5th printing  25M443  #3648
Air Explorer Manual                          2nd ed, 1stpr #3508 10M1253
                                                         2nd ed, 2ndpr 6M1257  #3508
Hints to Squadron Leaders                2nd pr, 10M343  #3195

Explorer Member's Guide                 1969                 #3155  200M869
Explorer Leader's Reference Book    1969                 #3161  30M1169
Exploring Reference Book                1973                 #3171  50M573
                                                                                 #3171  15M974
                                                       1977 revision,     #3171  7M977
Post Committee Guide                      1969                 #3154  30M1169
                                                                                 #3154  20M972
Exploring Committee Workbook        1970               #3108  12M170
Explorer Officers' Workbook             1970                 #3158  12M174
Exploring Program Planning Conference Guide  1969   #6603  5M370
Explorer Leader Training: Instructor's Guide      1969   #6620  4M570
Post Organization                               1985                 #6623
Career Education, Pt2: Post Action Ideas in 21 Careers   #23-551 8M478
Exploring for the Handicapped           1979 printing,         #6675   1M179
                                                         1980 printing,         #6675A 1.2M1280
                                                         1983 printing,         #6675A
PR for Exploring                                                  3/78                 #2-131
Post Program Guide (Proof Edition)                   7/26/78              #23-502
Post Leader Workshop (Proof Copy)                            #23-251 3M376
Law Exploring: Post Org & Program Tech                       #23-103 2M478
Inner-City/Rural Post Action Ideas                           #3145   3M674
Inner-City/Rural Post Action Ideas                           1990 printing        #33145
Operation Reach: Guidelines for Posts                     1970s                #36-911

Explorer Leader Handbook                                   1994 printing,  #34637
Explorer Leader Handbook                                   1996 printing,  #34637
Adult Explorer Leader Basic Training                     1995 printing,  #34633
How to Organize Posts...                                       1996 printing,  #34601
Exploring Post Program Helps                                 1997 printing, #34262
Aviation Career Exploring Program Helps               1994 printing,  #34626
Career Development In School Program Helps        1995 printing,  #34620
Engineering Exploring Program Helps                      1992 printing,  #33680
Exploring High Adventure Guide                             1992 printing   #34500
Explorers with Disabilities Program Helps                1996 printing,  #33674
Health Careers Exploring Program Helps                 1995 printing   #34646
Exploring Business Program Helps                           1995 printing,   #34610
Communications/P.R. Exploring Program Helps        1995 printing,  #34642
Law Exploring Program Helps                                  1997 printing,  #34497
Law Enforcement Exploring Program Helps              1994 printing,  #34609
Sports Exploring Program Helps                              1995 printing,  #34641
Explorer Program Helps for Youth Groups of all Faiths    1996 printing,  #34602

Venturing Leader Handbook                                    1998 printing,      #34655
                                                                   second 1998 printing,       #34655A
                                                                                2000 printing,     #34655B
Ranger Guidebook                                                  1998 printing,      #3128
                                                                               2001 printing,      #3128A
Venturer Handbook                                                1999 printing,       #33493
                                                                               2000 printing,       #33493
Silver Award Guidebook                                        1998 printing,        #25-015
Adult Venturing Leader Basic Training                     1998 printing,       #33491
                                                                               1999 printing,      #33491A
                                                                               2000 printing,      #33491B
Venturing Leader Specific Training                           2001 printing,      #33491C
Venturing Leadership Skills Course                         1998 printing,       #34340
                                                                               2000 printing,      #34350A
Venturing Advisor Fast Start                                   1998 printing        #25-878
Venturing Leader Start-Up                                     1998 printing,       #25-634
Here's Venturing: Guide to Implementing Venturing in a District or Council
                                                                              2000 printing,       #33466
Venturing Roundtable Guide                                    2000 printing,       #34342

Rural/Low-Income Urban Venturing Action Ideas 1999 printing  #33628
Venturing Nature of Leadership Trek 2001 Course Syllabus, April 2001 edition

Explorer Leaders Handbook                 1998 printing,       #34637A
Adult Explorer Leader Basic Training    1998 printing,       #34633A

Program of the Senior Degreee Honor Society, Brooklyn Council, 1937   XEROX copy
Merit Degree Ritual of the Senior Division, Montclair Council, 1925  XEROX copy
Merit Degree Ritual of the Senior Division, Brooklyn Council, 1929  XEROX copy
Merit Degree Ritual of the Senior Degree Honor Society, Brooklyn Council, 1937 printing  XEROX copy

Once a Scout, Always a Scout, 2nd edition XEROX copy  [early BSA Rover booklet]

Training for Mobilization                                              1940     #3049  30M940
Collection, Distribution & Communication Services      1951     #3195  50M251
First Aid and Rescue Methods                                    1951     #3196  50M351
Pattern for Survival: A Guide for Unit Leaders             1951     #3197  50M251
Civil Defense Guide: A Guide for Council & District Planning    #3198  50M151
Emergency Preparedness, BSA                                   1964     #3189  50M464

Leadership Corps (#6503,#6503A) 1973, 1987
Varsity Scout Handbook     1st ed, 1st printing  #7810 10M178
                                           1st ed, 3rd printing  #7825 10M 6/1980
                                           2nd ed, 1st printing  #7825A 1984
                                          1985 printing, (c)84  #7825A
Varsity Scout Leader Guidebook 1st ed, 1st printing #7811 5M178
                                                   2nd ed, 1st printing #7826 1980
                                                   3rd ed            #7826 1984
                                                   1991 print, (c)91 #34826
                                                   1997 print, (c)96 #34827
Varsity Scout Guidebook             2000 ed, (c)2000  #34827A
Varsity Scout Game Plan v1 1998                  #34849
Varsity Scout Game Plan v3 1991                  #3505
Varsity Team Program Features v1, 2, 3 2000, #34837, 34838, 34839
Varsity Scout Leader Huddle Planning Guide V1 1997 rec (c)89 #34829
                                             Supplement I  1992 printing, (c) 90 #35503
                                             Supplement II 1991 printing, (c) 91 #3504
Varsity Scout Leader Training  1984 printing     #7837
Venture/Varsity Activities for BS Resident Camp 1996 print, (c)90 #33429
Official Uniforms/Insignia    #3702  7M167
Insignia Guide           1978 printing,   #3064  20M178
                                1979 rev           #3064  12M179
                                1982 rev,3prin   #3064  15M1282
                                1986 revision,    #3064B
                                1989 printing,   #3064
                                1990 printing,   #3064
                                1991 printing,   #3064A
                                1995 printing,   #33064
                                1996 printing,   #33066
                                 1997 printing,   #33066A
             1998-2000   1998 printing,  #33066A
             1999-2001   1999 printing,  #33066B
             1999-2001   2000 printing, (c)99  #33066B

BSA Annual Reports to Congress      1953
                                                         1954
                                                         1956
                                                         1957
                                                         1958
                                                         1960
                                                         1961
                                                         1962
                                                         1963
                                                         1964
                                                         1965
                                                         1966
                                                         1969
                                                         1975
                                                         1977  #3916-77

BSA Annual Reports      1971 #4908-71
                                      1972 #4908-72
                                      1988   #34-231
                                      2000

William Murray, History of the Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America, 1937.

miscellaneous issues of Scouting from 40s thru 90s [but missing many]
miscellaneous issues of Exploring from 70s thru 90s  [but missing many]
miscellaneous issues of Explorer Program Quarterly from 50s and 60s [missing several]
three issues of Exploring the Scene magazine

Collector Books

Mitch Reis   A Guide to Dating BSA Badges, Uniforms, Insignia, 3rd ed 2000
Dave Sullivan    Explorers
Jim Clough   Senior Scouting Collectibles  1995
Art Hyman    The Scout in Aviation  1982
Chuck Fisk & Doug Bearce   Collecting Scouting Literature 2nd rev ed

Other sources

email/postings by Mike Walton
email/postings by Bill Sills

All insignia notation is taken from Jim Clough's book above.

Sea Scouts/Explorer images are links from the Sea Scout.org web site and are from the collection of Sea Scout Regional Commodore Bruce Johnson.

Venturing award requirements are links from the US Scouting Service Project web site

Some images are links from BSA web site or the US Scouting Service Project web site.

Technology

The pages on this web site were originally created using Netscape Composer, I now maintain with MS Word.

Pictures I have scanned were done so using an HP Scanjet 5200c.  Picture files were cropped using MS Photo Editor.

Updated: 06/18/2009mrb