Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Handbook
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 14:06:32 -0600
>I attended the Philmont Training Center in 1996 when the powers that be held a
>focus group with the boys attending NJLIC (National Junior Leader Instructor
>Course). The spiral bound handbook was at the top of the list of the boys as
>well as the fact that the book should be able to fit in the cargo pocket.
While both would be nice I don't see how either one would be practical. The
way these books get abused I don't think a spiral binding would stand up
very long--there'd be pages all over the place.
As for being small enough to fit in a pocket there's just too much
information in the book to make it work--the print would be too small and
you'd need a magnifying glass. However the "supplement" or whatever it's
called that was mentioned earlier may address this need.
Mark W. Arend
Beaver Dam Community Library
311 N. Spring St. Outside of a dog, a book is
Beaver Dam, Wisc. 53916 man's best friend. Inside of
(920) 887-4631 (fax 887-4633) a dog it's too dark to read.
Scoutmaster, Troop 736