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.
A boy is not a sitting-down animal.
The Scout Oath and Law are our binding disciplinary force.
The Scoutmaster must be alert to check badge hunting as compared to badge earning.
You can only get discipline in the mass by discipline in the individual.
Vigorous Scout games are the best form of physical education because most of them bring in moral education.
When a boy finds someone who takes an interest in him, he responds and follows.
It should be the thing never to mention unfairness of judging when defeated in a contest.
A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away.
We do not want to make Scout training too soft.
The Scoutmaster guides the boy in the spirit of an older brother.
Where is there a boy to whom the call of the wild and the open road does not appeal?
In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed.
It's the spirit within, not the veneer without, that makes a man.
It is only when you know a boy's environment that you can know what influences to bring to bear.
Can we not interpret our adult wisdom into the language of boyhood?
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.
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