Lord Baden-Powell on Former Scouts and Guides

196. Lord Kitchener said to the Boy Scouts:  “There is one thought I would like to impress upon you all: once a Scout, always a Scout”.  By this he meant that when you are grown up you must still carry out what you learned as a Scout, and especially that you will go on being honourable and trustworthy.

197. Stick to your Scout Promise always – even after you have ceased to be a boy – and Gold help you to do it.

198. Several further millions exist among the adults who have gone through our training, not only in character, health, and active helpfulness and patriotism, but in the larger sense of friendship and brotherhood with one another irrespective of class or creed or country, in countries foreign to our own.  Thus there is growing up a leaven, small at present but increasing daily, of men and women in each nation, imbued with mutual comradeship for one another and with the definite will for peace.


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

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