Boy Scout Handbook Goes Digital, 'Grand Theft Auto: Pine Box' Next?
The Boy Scout motto 'Be Prepared' is about to take on a whole new meaning. After resisting for quite a while, the organization is joining the Internet Age. It's a whole new 'wilderness' for young men to navigate.
According to the Associated Press, The Boy Scout Handbook will be available in a digital version for the first time. In addition to instructional videos, the online text will include a section on Internet safety and even more information on using a GPS. Of course, the Scouts didn't forget about the iPhone. Next month, the handbook will be available as an application for Apple's do-everything device.
Since 1999, Scout membership has declined by 16-percent. Leaders told the AP they hope that, by offering more digital tools, they hope to attract more of the tech-savvy generation to the organization. While this push might not attract boatloads of new members, it'll definitely be a huge benefit for current scouts. The potential for the digital handbook is limitless. Think about it; the videos and other instructional tools should make racking up those badges easier than ever. [From: The Associated Press]