Lord Baden-Powell on Doing One’s Best

134. The fellow who has done his best comes back [to his Maker] with no fear upon him; he can truthfully say to God: “I have tried to do my duty; I have done my best”, and no man can do more than that.

135. [The Grand Howl] means that you will do your best with both hands – not merely one like most boys, who only use their right hand.  Your best will be twice as good as the ordinary boy’s best. “Do your best” is the Cub’s motto.

136. Try to leave the world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.


Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell – Mario Sica – Nuova Fiordaliso – 2002

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