A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
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.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
See things from the boy's point of view.
The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself' is a good motto for Scoutmasters.
An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader.
Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.
Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
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