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Robert Baden Powell
February 22, 1857 - January 8, 1941
Nationality: English
Category: Soldier
Subcategory: English Soldier

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.


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


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


The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.


Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.


A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.


When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself' is a good motto for Scoutmasters.


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


To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.


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.


A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.


Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.


We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.


The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.


The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.


See things from the boy's point of view.


Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.


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.


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