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A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.
— Robert Baden-Powell

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

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A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.

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An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.

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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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Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.

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

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See things from the boy's point of view.

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Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.

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

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

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

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