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Lord Baden-Powell on Friendliness

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199. Boys are usually loyal friends to each other, and thus friendliness comes almost naturally to a boy. It is the one duty that he understands. 200. A man who has no friends is the man who gives out no friendship. 201. Friendship is like a boomerang: you give out your friendship to another chap and then to more and more… Read more »

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… Read more »

Lord Baden-Powell on First Class Scouts/Guides

194. A boy does not really get the full value of Scout training until he is a First Class Scout. 195. A Guide who is content to sit down and be a Second Class Guide is only a third-class girl. Footsteps of the founder: the Baden-Powell quotations book Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell – Mario Sica – Nuova Fiordaliso… Read more »

Lord Baden-Powell on Fair Play, Fame, and First Aid

191. Play fair yourself and insist on fair play in others. 192. Notoriety is not the same thing as Fame. 193. First Aid is an important and difficult subject – difficult inasmuch as it requires great care and precision, exactitude, and common sense (all unnatural attributes of the ordinary boy!) Footsteps of the founder: the Baden-Powell quotations book Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Robert… Read more »

Lord Baden-Powell on Example

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183. Our training is largely by example. 184. What the Scoutmaster does his boys will do.  The Scoutmaster is reflected in his Scouts. 185. There is no teaching to compare with example. 186. There is no doubt whatever that in the boys’ eyes it is what a man does that counts and not so much what he says.  A Scoutmaster has, therefore,… Read more »

Lord Baden-Powell on Efficiency

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180. By “efficiency” I don’t mean more money-making skill, but a general intelligence and capability to live a free, prosperous and happy life. 181. Make yourself efficient so that you can depend on yourself; plan out your own way of making your career or of doing any job that comes to you. Don’t bother getting other people’s help – do it… Read more »

Lord Baden-Powell on Education vs Instruction

171. Self-education, that is, what a boy learns for himself, is what is going to stick by him and guide him later on in life, far more than anything that is imposed upon him through instruction be a teacher. 172. The secret of sound education is to get each pupil to learn for himself, instead of instructing him by driving knowledge into… Read more »

Lord Baden-Powell on Success in Education

169. The balance sheet of the community cannot be audited as satisfactory where the cost of making good citizens, through the medium of its education and church, is exceeded by the per contra cost of punishing it bad citizenship through the medium of police and prisons. 170. The test of success in education is not what a boy knows after examination on… Read more »

Lord Baden-Powell on Active vs Passive Education

156. A Scout is active in doing good, not passive in being good. 157. It is something to be good, but is far better to do good. 158. Sought knowledge lasts, unsought does not. 159. The average boy (if there is such a thing as the average boy) does not wan to sit down and passively receive theoretical instruction.  He wants to be up… Read more »