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Scout Handbook (Fallout)

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For the overview of this book throughout the Fallout series, see Scout Handbook.
Scout Handbook
EffectsSkill improved: Outdoorsman
Value$ 200
Prototype ID00000086
Message FilePRO ITEM.MSG

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


The following section is transcluded from Scout Handbook. To modify, please edit the source page.

A thick, yellow book with topics necessary for survival in the wilderness (or, at least, on the trekking trail).[1]

Reading this book permanently improves your Outdoorsman skill. Time will pass while reading. If used in 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
HubMerchant: Mitch in Downtown
HubMerchant: Mrs. Stapleton in Downtown
JunktownCrash House, in Kilian Darkwater's safe
Shady SandsGarden, on bookshelf
Shady SandsEmpty house, on bookshelf

Fallout 2

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 Mr. Salvatore's apartment.
Oil RigTwo in CO's storage in the Barracks area
Oil RigThree inside the Survival\Gear Locker inside the Trap Level
San FranciscoMerchant: Jenna in the General Store on the Oil Tanker.


  1. Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets p.87: "Scout Handbook
    Both girls and boys will always be prepared for whatever the Wastes have in store, since this book increases Outdoorsman Skill and helps you earn merit badges at the same time. You won't be a tenderfoot for long if you read this helpful handbook.
    Cost: $200"