The BSA produced forerunners to the Fieldbook as early as 1920 with pamphlets called the Scout's Fieldbook or Scoutmaster's Fieldbook. And from 1927 to 1942, they produced 'The How Book of Scouting', which was also a Fieldbook forerunner. They finally produced the first official Fieldbook in 1944. 1st Edition—Scout Fieldbook (1944-1967). BSA FIELDBOOK 2014 PDF December 24, 2019 0 The Fieldbook is a user’s guide for the entire outdoors, and it’s a experiences,” said Wayne Brock, chief Scout executive of the BSA. For outdoor travel, adventure, and caring for the land. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1971 Boy Scout Fieldbook BSA at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!
The Diamond Hitch was many times more prevalent a couple of decades past, and was featured throughout a range of Scout publications. It’s not actually associated with Scout Pioneering, but it’s still an example of nifty rope work. Though there’s not nearly as many packboards in use today, the Diamond Hitch still can serve as the most practical approach to securing a bundle to an object, even in today’s modern world of bungee cords and the like. The following diagram and description was scanned from the ’76 printing of the 1967 Fieldbook.
The BSA’s Fieldbook, already a fixture in Scout backpacks and troop libraries, has officially joined the pantheon of history’s greatest outdoor books.
The nonprofit National Outdoor Book Awards Foundation just announced that the Fieldbook: Scouting’s Manual of Basic and Advanced Skills for Outdoor Adventure, has won its rare Work of Significance award.
Think of it as a lifetime achievement award for outdoor books.
The National Outdoor Book Awards are presented annually, but the Work of Significance recognition is handed out less frequently. In fact, the Fieldbook is only the third book since 1999 to receive this honor, which goes to “books that are unusually well-written and of exceptional significance, and/or books that are tried-and-true works in the field which are extraordinarily useful and practical and/or has contributed to making the outdoor experience more understandable.”
That’s a perfect description of the Fieldbook, which released its fifth edition this year.
National Outdoor Book Awards judges include educators, academics, trade representatives, authors, book reviewers and outdoor columnists. In other words, these men and women are qualified outdoor experts.
Read on to learn why the Fieldbook won and how you can buy your copy.
Why the Fieldbook won
The Robert Birkby-authored Fieldbook was honored in 2014 because that was “the perfect time to recognize its influence and importance in the outdoor world,” according to the award citation.
The citation goes on to offer this praise, which also serves as a nice description of what’s inside its 400-plus pages:
Recueil dalloz. From Middle French recueille, recuille welcome, reception, (probably) that which is collected, recueil (French recueil) welcome, reception, literary compilation from recueillir. Omnibus noun a large book containing a number of books, stories etc a Jane Austen omnibus (also adjective) an omnibus edition of Jane Austen’s novels. (Translation of recueil from the PASSWORD French-English Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd).
What is the Fieldbook? In short, it’s a compendium of outdoor knowledge oriented to young people. A short list of topics include planning trips, preparing menus, outdoor cooking, backcountry hygiene, navigation, leave no trace camping, first aid, survival, and observing and caring for the natural world. It also covers techniques of specific sports including backpacking, mountain travel, ski touring, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, rafting and caving. It’s all contained in a perfectly sized paperback full of color photography and clear and understandable illustrations.
How to buy the Fieldbook
There’s no better time to pick up your copy than right now. It also makes a great gift for the Scouts or Scouters in your life.
You can buy the Fieldbook at ScoutStuff.org for $20 for the perfect-bound version or $27 for one that’s coil-bound. It’s also available digitally via Amazon for $20.
Other Work of Significance winners since 1999
Bsa Fieldbook 1967 Pdf
2007: Connecticut Walk Book: The Guide to the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails of Western Connecticut
Bsa Fieldbook Online
2003: AMC White Mountain Guide: Hiking Trails of the White Mountain National Forest