Handbook Updates

In 2015, BSA updated its Cub Scout program. New handbooks were published to reflect this change.
After a year of feedback, BSA further revised the new program. For a time, black and white inserts of the updated requirements supplemented the existing stock of handbooks.

BSA has now published new handbooks with the most current (2016) standards. If you're buying a new handbook, be sure it is the newest edition. These were given new covers (shown below) and are available in spiral-bound, only.




If you have hand-me-down handbooks with the 2015 program requirements, you may continue to use them with the following PDF supplements.

You cannot use the older, pre-2015 handbooks even with the supplements.