1913. Written by John H. Goldfrap under the Howard Payson pseudonym, you do not have to be a Boy Scout to enjoy these fascinating and interesting stories. Any boy has the chance. Next to the Manual itself, the books give an accurate impression of Boy Scout activities, for they are educational and instructive. One of the 14 volume scouting series, The Boy Scouts at the Panama Canal is the authentic story of the great ditch. It is illustrated by photographs of the Canal in the process of building.