What is the third best-selling book in U.S. history? Why, it's the Boy Scout Handbook, of course! With over 37 million printed since 1911, the Boy Scout Handbook trails only The Guinness Book of World Records and Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care as copyrighted best sellers. The original edition was 1910's Boy Scouts of America: A Handbook of Woodcraft, Scouting, and Life-Craft and was written by Ernest Thompson Seton, who also borrowed heavily from Baden Powell's Scouting for Boys. The official first edition entitled, Handbook for Boys went to print in August of 1911. Since then, the Handbook has undergone many revisions and editions, the most recent being the 12th edition that came out in August of 2009 and contains all of the usual information plus a new section on internet use with important url links for Scouts to reference. When the Handbook first came out, it sold for a quarter. Now it is available through the BSA for $9.99. Did you know that there is an app that lets you download a version of the Handbook to your iPhone? For the latest in Scout patch features and special offers, visit: Stadri Emblems Scouting site.