- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Books

• "Boy Scout Handbook," by Robert C. Birkby, Boy Scouts of America, 1998. The 11th edition of the bible of Boy Scouting has updates on the Internet and youth protection.

• "Scouting for Boys: Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship," by Robert Baden-Powell, Stevens Publishing, 1992. This book shows a glimpse inside the mind of the founder of the Boy Scouts.

• "Return to the Summit of Scouting: A Scouter's Midlife Journey Back to Philmont," by William F. Cass, Wilderness, 1993. Mr. Cass, a former staff member at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, wrote this book after returning to the ranch 20 years later with his son.

• "Junior Girl Scout Handbook," Girl Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, 1994. This is one of several handbooks for Girl Scouts published by the national council.

• "Juliette Low," by Mildred Mastin Pace and Danny Miller, J. Stuart, 1997. A biography of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America.

• "A Resource Book for Senior Girl Scouts," Girl Scouts of the USA, 1995. This book gives a good overview of the program, with updated information on AIDS and date rape.

Associations

• Boy Scouts of America, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, Texas 75015-2079.

• Girl Scouts of America, 420 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10018-2702. Although the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is the largest council in the country, this is where the national headquarters are located.

On line

• The Christian Service Brigade has a Web site (www.csbministries.org) with links to local host churches. The Christian organization adopts much of Scouting's structure such as merit badges and outdoor activities but with more emphasis on religious training.

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