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For an overview of this item's appearances in various games, see Scout Handbook.
A book on the methods and ideals of Scouting. Very practical information regarding outdoor life.

The Scout Handbook is a skill book in Fallout and Fallout 2.


Reading this book permanently improves the Outdoorsman skill. Time will pass while reading. If used in the inventory screen, rather than used in weapon slots, time will not pass until the inventory screen is exited.



Closest map markerLocation description
CathedralMerchant: Shopkeeper on level 1 of the tower
CathedralTower, level 3, on bookshelf
The HubMerchant: Mitch in Downtown
The HubMerchant: Mrs. Stapleton in Downtown
JunktownCrash house, in Killian Darkwater's safe
Shady SandsGarden, on the bookshelf
Shady SandsEmpty house, on the bookshelf

Fallout 2Edit

Closest map markerLocation description
KlamathOn one of the kids in the Trapper Town
Vault 8In a locker on the living quarters level
ReddingIn the middle room in Malamute Saloon
ReddingOn the shelves next to Marge LeBarge
ReddingOn the shelves in the ruined building at the great wanamingo mine
New RenoOn the shelves in Louis Salvatore's apartment
Enclave Oil RigTwo in CO's storage in the barracks area
Enclave Oil RigThree inside the survival/gear locker inside the trap level
San FranciscoMerchant: Jenna in the general store on the oil tanker
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