THE DEN CHIEF'S DENBOOK Of the Younger Boy Program of the Boy Scouts of America.
New York: Boy Scouts of America, 1932. First Edition. Softcover; First Printing. Some spine and edgewear, pages foxed, succession of previous owners' names scratched out on title page which has 2 inch tear from head of hinge, but rest is still attached. Diagonal crease at top corner of rear cover. Yellow lettering on front cover a little faded. Lower corner of front cover as well as pages very slightly curled. ; Navy blue leatherette wraps with yellow lettering and decoration. Blue printing on pages, including photos and drawings. Last page is a one page index. ; 16mo; 154 pages; Title page states First Denbook, First Imprint. This is the 1st edition, other than the proof edition (Fisk and Bearce, Collecting Scouting Literature, 2nd Rev. Ed. p.155 ) . The first handbook for Boy Scouts to use as guide for serving as Den Chiefs for a Cub Scout Den. Up to this point, Cub Scouting had been an experimental program for younger boys not yet old enough to join a Boy Scout Troop. Once Cub Scouting became an official, recognized program of the national BSA, a series of official publications was issued to kick off the program, including The Den Chief's Denbook to explain the Cubbing program to Boy Scouts serving in this leadership position, provide ideas, games, activities and other program helps to the Den Chief. While this is a well used copy, it is in remarkably good shape, with only minor signs of wear, though the aging of the materials used has taken its toll. The binding is intact, and, except for the title page, it is a very clean copy and nice, collectible and displayable copy of the scarce first edition.. VG/NONE.
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Keywords: Cub Scouts Den Chiefs Boy Scouts