As a boy my first scout handbook (and only handbook) was the ninth edition with the most awesome Norman Rockwell picture on it of what in my head was the perfect day out camping. Boys cooking, adults overseeing and advising, and others playing around. When the tenth edition of the scout handbook came out it had these pictures of scouts rappelling and camping but it was not this nostalgic rendition of what camp was like. So to get the awesome picture of "The Scoutmaster" was amazing and I stayed up till12:30am reading all the stories (OK yes I shed a few tears). I remember as a kid my best friend and I sitting on my couch thumbing through the pages of our scout handbooks, looking at the pictures of snares, fishing nets, camp gadgets and with all the instructions on how to build them. This was the true dangerous book for boys in my mind and will always be my favorite scout handbook.
One of the boys mother made me a book bag with my name on it and sewed this 100 aniversary of the eagle rank patch on it. How do all these people know me so well? One thing that has always bugged me was using those re-usable grocery bags, because they are all made with girlie looks and colors. I have two Texas Rangers bags but the rest are flowery and stuff. Now I can add this to my re-usable grocery tote stockpile and get groceries like a real man with one less girly bag.