If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.
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.
A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.
O God, help me to win, but in thy wisdom if thou willest me not to win, then O God, make me a good loser.
Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader.
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.
A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.
It is risky to order a boy not to do something; it immediately opens to him the adventure of doing it.
To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.
Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.
Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself' is a good motto for Scoutmasters.
See things from the boy's point of view.
Scouting is not an abstruse or difficult science: rather it is a jolly game if you take it in the right light. In the same time it is educative, and (like Mercy) it is apt to benefit him that giveth as well as him that receives.
Loyalty is a feature in a boy's character that inspires boundless hope.
It is the Patrol System that makes the Troop, and all Scouting for that matter, a real co-operative matter.
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