A fisherman does not bait his hook with food he likes. He uses food the fish likes. So with boys.
Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.
We must change boys from a 'what can I get' to a 'what can I give' attitude.
Fun, fighting, and feeding! These are the three indispensable elements of the boy's world.
A boy is supremely confident of his own power, and dislikes being treated as a child.
The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct.
Can we not interpret our adult wisdom into the language of boyhood?
It is only when you know a boy's environment that you can know what influences to bring to bear.
It's the spirit within, not the veneer without, that makes a man.
A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away.
You can only get discipline in the mass by discipline in the individual.
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 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.
Scoutmasters deal with the individual boy rather than with the mass.
In Scouting you are combating the brooding of selfishness.
The real way to gain happiness is to give it to others.
The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
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.
Scoutmasters need to enter into boys' ambitions.
Boys can see adventure in a dirty old duck puddle, and if the Scoutmaster is a boys' man he can see it, too.
A boy can see the smoke rising from Sioux villages under the shadow of the Albert memorial.
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