NOTE: The Boy Scouts of America made modifications to the Cub Scout Program effective December 2016. The handbooks have NOT been updated yet. However, you can download (or print) an addendum for each handbook.
The addenda give you all of the rank requirements, but they don’t provide any of the supporting information that your Cub Scouts will need.
As soon as the new versions of the handbooks are available, I’ll post links to them here.
People often search for a pdf or electronic version of the Cub Scout handbooks. I’m excited to tell you that BSA has made the new Cub Scout handbooks and leader guides available in a Kindle version.
If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry! There are free Kindle reader apps available for your tablet, smartphone or computer! Just click on over to Amazon to download them. I’ve been reading Kindle books on my iPad for years.
I love the fact that the new Cub Scout handbooks downloads are now available! As a Cub Scout parent, it’s great to be able to look up a requirement quickly. And as a den leader, you can make sure you’ve covered all of the requirements if you don’t have your book handy. Now, I don’t believe that these should take the place of the hard copy of the book for the boys, but it’s great to have the information available at your fingertips.
You can order these electronic handbooks by clicking on the images or the links below. That will take you to Amazon through my affiliate link.
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Right now, use caution if you want to order the hard copies of the handbooks from Amazon. Most (if not all) of the physical handbooks being sold on Amazon are through third party sellers, and many of them are still selling the old handbooks. You want to make sure you get the new Cub Scout handbooks 2015.
If you can’t get to your local Scout Shop to pick up a physical copy of the book, you can order it online from Scout Stuff.
So, let me know what you think about the new handbooks!
Yours in Scouting,