SECOND EDITION LION HANDBOOKS

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

Second Edition - Cover A (1948):

Edition Notes: Art by Don Ross. 156 pages, 5 1/2” x 8”. Illustrations were two color (blue and black) linear cartoons by Don Ross.

Historical Notes: The driving force behind the book was a rewrite for ten year old boys. An age change was meant to to take place in 1947 or 1948, but was delayed till 1949.

Quote: You are starting your last grand year of Cub Scouting. You’ll find it the best year of all because you will be doing bigger things and be getting ready to become a Boy Scout. Go right after your Lion Achievements so you can get your Lion Badge quickly. Then you will still have time for some Arrow Point fun. When you are eleven-and-a-half you will want to be ready to earn your Webelos Badge. It is the highest rank in Cub Scouting, and it is all about getting ready to be a Boy Scout.

Second Edition - Cover B (1949-1953):

Edition Notes: On Cover B the lion’s face is shaded differently: note the large, bright crease in the forehead ridges. “Cubs BSA” remains on the back until later in the issue when it changed to “Cub Scouts BSA” instead. 156 pages, 5 1/2” x 8”. Illustrations were two color (blue and black) linear cartoons by Don Ross. Back cover had “Cubs BSA” on the back.