Scott Robertson

Baden Powell Quotes

By: Posted On: 2010-12-28

“A fisherman does not bait his hook with food he likes. He uses food the fish likes. So with boys.”

“Scouting is a man’s job cut down to a boy’s size.”

“Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.”

“Where is there a boy to whom the call of the wild and the open road does not appeal?”

“It is important to arrange games and competition so that all Scouts of the troop take part.”

“We are not a club or a Sunday school class, but a school of the woods.”

“The Scoutmaster must be alert to check badge hunting as compared to badge earning.”

“The Scout Oath and Law are our binding disciplinary force.”

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”

“A boy is not a sitting-down animal.”

“Vigorous Scout games are the best form of physical education because most of them bring in moral education.”

“The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it.”

“Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster’s own personal example.”

“Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.”

"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."


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