Education: Something for the Boys

After being a schoolteacher and a coach, Rice E. Cochran thought he knew and liked boys. When a local minister asked him to take over the church Boy Scout troop, he was happy to agree. Now, 20 years later, he has published the results of that decision in a new book called Be Prepared!* (Sloane, $3.50). Though he writes under a pseudonym (he is now an NBC scriptwriter) and keeps his town anonymous, Cochran manages to paint a lively, hair-raising picture of what it is like to be one of the most bothered and...

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