We must change boys from a 'what can I get' to a 'what can I give' attitude.
We are not a club or a Sunday school class, but a school of the woods.
The code of the knight is still the code of the gentleman today.
The Scoutmaster must be alert to check badge hunting as compared to badge earning.
The boy is not governed by don't, but is led by do.
Fun, fighting, and feeding! These are the three indispensable elements of the boy's world.
The real way to gain happiness is to give it to others.
The Scout Oath and Law are our binding disciplinary force.
The object of the patrol method is not so much saving the Scoutmaster trouble as to give responsibility to the boy.
A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away.
Scoutmasters need to enter into boys' ambitions.
In Scouting you are combating the brooding of selfishness.
A boy is not a sitting-down animal.
The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct.
A fisherman does not bait his hook with food he likes. He uses food the fish likes. So with boys.
A boy is supremely confident of his own power, and dislikes being treated as a child.
Scoutmasters deal with the individual boy rather than with the mass.
Vigorous Scout games are the best form of physical education because most of them bring in moral education.
Scoutmasters need the capacity to enjoy the out-of-doors.
Scouting is a man's job cut down to a boy's size.
Boys can see adventure in a dirty old duck puddle, and if the Scoutmaster is a boys' man he can see it, too.
Can we not interpret our adult wisdom into the language of boyhood?
When a boy finds someone who takes an interest in him, he responds and follows.
The Scoutmaster guides the boy in the spirit of an older brother.
Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man.
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