The PDF versions of the workbooks have been designed with form fields. Scouts may
download these files and then type their notes into the form fields, and save
their work locally. They have been tested successfully
on computers with Windows operating systems with the
Adobe Acrobat Reader, the
Foxit PDF Reader,
and the Nuance
PDF Reader on Windows based computers. Each of those programs
are available as free downloads. Although we have been told that the Mac
"native" PDF Reader program (the program that is built in to the Mac OS
system software) does not properly render the files, we have determined that
they should work properly when used with the
Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac, which is a free downloadable program.
Keep in mind that these workbooks are OPTIONAL aides, and that each Scout
must complete the requirements as written. If the requirement says "Show,
"Demonstrate", or "Discuss", then that is exactly what the Scout must do.
He should use the workbooks to prepare notes to himself, and should not assume
that filling in the workbook is sufficient to earn the badge.
Please submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about
the format of any of the WORKBOOKS to:
Comments or suggestions for changes to the wording of the requirements
should be sent to the BSA advancement team at:
The workbooks are all © Copyright 2017 - U.S. Scouting
Service Project, Inc. - All Rights Reserved.
The requirements are all © Copyright 2017 - Boy Scouts of America – and are
used with permission.