Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: NEW Scout Handbook
NEW Scout Handbook
Wed, 25 Nov 1998 05:18:53 PST
>Please accept my sincere Thanks for this and all other replies to my
>question about the NEW handbook having a spiral binding.
>I really do feel that it's about time we had a handbook, any handbook,
>that won't fall apart from heavy usage. The printing stock should be
>made heavier, it should be easily indexed and for the love a mike, put
>spiral binding on the thing so it will last.
>I am grateful yes, for the changes they have made..but there IS room
>this simple binding improvement. I would pay another buck for a
>that will last--wouldn't you?
>Trying To Be The BEST Scouter I Can Be!
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>>Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 18:28:13 -0500
>>Reply-To: "Dewitte A. Baisch" <dbaisch@DATASYS.NET>
>>From: "Dewitte A. Baisch" <dbaisch@DATASYS.NET>
>>Subject: Re: NEW Scout Handboook
>>To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
>>Jim Ventor wrote on 22 Nov:
>>>Someone PLEASE tell me the NEW Scout Handbook has a spiral binding so
>>>can lay flat???...Please?
>>And Phillip Martin responded with:
>> Sorry I saw a copy last week no such luck. Sounds like a good
>>though perhaps they could make a spiral bound version also."
>>All is not lost guys! I have a copy of the new book and ya'll should
>>have access to them in the very near future (I try to give ALL
>>the benefit of the doubt!). No, the book is not spiral bound and will
>>not lay flay when the book is opened. However, just like a new pair
>>shoes, these books are designed to be "broken-in." I have been reading
>>this very well designed and written book for a week now, trying to
>>the entire thing cover to cover, and I'm only halfway through it. The
>>more I read and physically handle the book, the more I have noticed
>>it will indeed lay flat to the page you have turned to. The spine of
>>the book is designed to be exercised to get this effect. Hey,
>>Scouters! Here is a way to test whether your Scouts have actually
>>reading their books. If it will not lay flat when opened after the
>>Scout has had possession of the book for a reasonable amount of time,
>>you can be reasonably sure the boy is not reading the book!
>>Yours in Scouting,
>>Dewitte A. Baisch (Sandy)
>>Scoutmaster, Troop 411, Circle 7 District, Alapaha Area Council,
>>"...if it ain't raining, we ain't camping!"
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