Scouting Quotes

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A tree is just a campfire waiting to happen.
-- Jeri Shafer

Boys will be boys...and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
-- Kin Hubbard

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.
-- Dave Barry

Children have more need of models than critics.
-- Joseph Joubert

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
-- Steven Wright

I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.
-- Daniel Boone

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter.
-- Author Unknown

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.
-- Dave Barry

Sure, you might get lost. But don't worry, you're biodegradable!
-- Petey Parish

The only real training for leadership is leadership. -- Anthony Jay

Why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?
-- Author Unknown

"Oh, the magic of the campfire! No unkind feeling long withstands its glow. For men to meet at the same campfire is to come closer, to have better understanding of each other, and to lay the foundations of lasting friendship. "He and I camped together once!" is enough to explain all cordiality between the men most wide apart, and Woodcraft days are days of memories happy, bright and lifelong."
-- from 2 little savages...Americas Boy Scout book by E. Seton

Lead, follow, or get out of the way
-- Thomas Paine

"Lost? I don't believe I've ever been lost. But I was powerful turned round for three days one time..."
-- Jim Bridger

"Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have."
--Ed Bradley

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Ounces mean pounds and pounds mean pain."
--Allen M. Heine, Jr. (on selecting and packing gear)

"Man, Nation, Maiden
Please call it Baden.
Further, for Powell
Rhyme it with Noel"
-- Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (on name pronunciation)
Many of B-P's other quotes can be read in Footsteps of the Founder.

"Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours."
-- Voltaire

"Opinions are like belly buttons: every body has one."
-- Author unknown

"Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life."
-- Jerome K. Jerome

"We are all here to help each other."
-- Ines Rhor

"To do is to be."
-- attributed to Ren Descartes

"To be is to do."
-- Immanuel Kant

"Do be do be do..."
-- Frank Sinatra

Lead, follow, or get out of the way -- Thomas Paine

“The differences between the possible and the impossible is the measure of the mans will.” --

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
-- Robert Heinlein

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. -- Robert Heinlein

"It is the Spirit in which the Law is carried out that really matters. That is the whole essence of our success."
--Baden- Powell 1933

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove but the world may be a better place because I was important in the life of a child." Whitcraft (?)

"So in our work indeed, in any work of life we should look forward, well forward, with high aims and hope; look around with joy and goodwill; look back with thankfulness at what has been accomplished and then press on with renewed vigor, with helpful initiative, and with broadened outlook, towards the highest goal, not forgetting to give a helping hand to others as we go. But when you look - look WIDE; and even when you think you are looking wide - LOOK WIDER STILL."
--Lord Baden-Powell

“The real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people.”
--Baden-Powell - “The Founder’s Last Message”

“The Golden Rule is of no use to you whatsoever ... unless you realize it is your move. “
--Frank Crane

Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best
-- Lord Baden-Powell

Lead, follow, or get out of the way
-- Thomas Paine


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