SECOND EDITION BEAR HANDBOOKS

Special Feature: 1948 Cub Scout Books Excerpt
Second Edition A (1948)
5 1/2" x 8"
Back, Style 1, "Cubs BSA" Second Edition B (1949-1953)
5 1/2" x 8"
 
Back, Style 2, "Cub Scouts BSA" Typical Page  

Second Edition - Cover A (1948)

Edition Notes: Cover art by Don Ross. His Cover A was rendered too harshly and was soon reworked. 156 pages. Illustrations were two color (blue and black) linear cartoons by Don Ross.

Historical Notes: The driving force behind the book was a rewrite for nine year old boys. An age change was meant to to take place in 1947 or 1948, but was held up until 1949. The newly-christened "Bear Cub Scouts" that used this book were 9 years old.

Quote: Many years ago, where your town or city now is there might have been an Indian village where the people lived in tepees or wigwams and shot buffalo or deer. If you live in Indian country, you might even be able to find an Indian arrow-head if you look hard for some in the fields and woods. There are lots of interesting things about your town if you just find out about them.

Second Edition - Cover B (1949-1953)

Edition Notes: Cover art by Don Ross. It has more attention to detail in the bear’s face than Cover A, and after a short time the emblem on the back of the book was changed from “Cubs BSA” to “Cub Scouts BSA”. 156 pages. Illustrations were two color (blue and black) linear cartoons by Don Ross.