Quotes From Baden-Powell

“Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I’ll show you a poorly uniformed leader.”

“The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.”

“Teach Scouts not how to get a living, but how to live.”

“We must change boys from a ‘what can I get’ to a ‘what can I give’ attitude.”

“A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room.”

“An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.”

“When you want a thing done, ‘Don’t do it yourself’ is a good motto for Scoutmasters.”

“The object of the patrol method is not so much saving the Scoutmaster trouble as to give responsibility to the boy.”

“The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct.”

“If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.”

“The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.”




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