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Robert Baden-powell Quotes

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.

An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.

Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.

If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.

See things from the boy's point of view.

Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader.

Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.

The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.

The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.

The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.

To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.

We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.

When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself' is a good motto for Scoutmasters.