Cub Scout Books Online in PDF Format

Cub Scout Books in PDF Format online


Did you know that you can get all of the Cub Scout books online in PDF format?  And they’re available in Spanish too?  And they’re free to download?

In the past, we’ve talked about the four reasons you should purchase the Cub Scout handbook early.  But unless you live close to a BSA council office, it may be difficult for you to get to a Scout Store to buy one. 

If you can’t get them locally, you can get them shipped to your home from Amazon. My affiliate link below will take you right to some of the books that are available.


 

Downloading the PDF file is a great alternative until you can purchase the book.  Below you’ll find links to the Cub Scout books for all of the ranks.

Tiger Handbook Wolf Handbook
English Tiger Handbook English Wolf Handbook
Spanish Tiger Book Spanish Wolf Book

 

Bear Handbook Webelos Handbook
English Bear Handbook English Webelos Handbook
Spanish Bear Book Spanish Webelos Book

Yours in Scouting,
Sherry

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25 thoughts on “Cub Scout Books Online in PDF Format

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  4. Jean Fraser

    Are these links to a downloadable PDF handbooks still working? Sometimes my PC is quirky… but I’m not able to view any of the books….

    I would LOVE to be able to have an online view of each of the books. I have several families in my pack, that cannot afford to purchase new books every year… Would LOVE to be able to print off sample pages for those families!~

    I just signed myself up, I’m looking forward to scouting around your web site, and learning new things!

    thank you!!

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    1. Sherry Post author

      Hi, Jean! Yes, they’re still working for me. Are you clicking on the links before the “P.S.” or the ones after? If you’re clicking on the ones above the P.S.” and they aren’t working for you, try this.

      Instead of left clicking on the link, try right clicking. Then select “save link as.” A box will pop up asking you where you want to save the file. Hopefully, that will work for you!

      Let me know if this works for you.

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  5. Jean

    Sherry,,,
    THANK YOU SO MUCH,,,
    I took your advise and did a right click… “save target as”… and IT WORKED!
    Thank you , thank you!
    This means a lot to several families in our Pack!
    Sincerely,
    Jean F
    Cub Master Pack 438

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  6. ScottyK

    Thanks for these links! I was able to copy the Wolf handbook to my son’s tablet, now he can read it anytime he wants and he loves that.

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  7. Melissa Turner

    I believe that the above linked PDF for the Wolf Handbook is outdated. The hard copy handbook that we bought at the scout shop has many more achievements listed.

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    1. Sherry Post author

      Hi, there! I just compared the online version to the copy that I bought for my son at the beginning of this summer, and I didn’t see any differences. The version I have is copyright 2003 and is a 2011 printing.

      Can you let me know what the differences are? I want to make sure that what I have is correct. You can either reply here or email me at sherry@CubScoutIdeas.com.

      Thanks so much for letting me know!

      Reply
  8. Edward Schweiger

    Thanks for the PDFs on the handbooks I’m the COR and sometimes I get questions directed towards me and need to look up something but I don’t need to purchase all 4 books, these really come in handy for looking up a quick answer to a question…..

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    1. Sherry Post author

      You know, I never thought about someone like a COR or even a CM or CC who might need to look something up for a rank they don’t work with! I’m going to share that idea on social media! Thanks for the heads up and for reading!

      Reply
  9. Pollyanna Eyler

    Thanks for posting the legitimate book links. Many at the Council office thought they were illegal until I showed them one that I had found on scouting.org but because of their url labeling system, I could never find the other Den books and had to resort to getting them from other Packs or Councils that had made private pdfs and I never felt good about handing those out to parents who can’t afford books. Appreciate you sharing this, and passed it along to those in need.

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    1. Sherry Post author

      So glad it was helpful. Yes, I was a bit worried about that too, but since they were on scouting.org, I knew it was ok to share.

      I never want money to be the reason a boy isn’t a Cub Scout, so thank you for passing this on! And thanks for reading!

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    1. Sherry Post author

      Oh, my! Thanks so much for letting me know. I talked to someone at the national BSA office, and I don’t we’re going to get them back. :( But I’ll keep an eye out just in case we do.

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  12. Sherry Post author

    Fortunately, I was able to find copies of the handbooks. They’ll only be used until next May, but hopefully, having them online will help your families this year!

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