The Most Influential Book in a Scout’s Life

The Most Influential Book in a Scout’s Life

Ask your Scouts what’s the most influential book they’ve ever read and the answer may be more obvious than you expect. For Eagle Scout Spencer N. of Melissa, TX, the young adult fiction craze of the last few decades doesn’t measure up to a book that’s been changing young lives for a century.

The most important book he’s ever read is the Scout Handbook.

Learn why he gives the book so much credit in his essay below.

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Now, share with us: how do you get Scouts excited about reading the handbook? How do you think it impacts their lives and your own?

Gina Circelli

Gina Circelli is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing news about Scouts who shake up pop culture or contribute to their communities in a big way. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.

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The Most Influential Book in a Scout’s Life
The Most Influential Book in a Scout’s Life
The Most Influential Book in a Scout’s Life
The Most Influential Book in a Scout’s Life