20 Famous Baden Powell Quotes

20 Famous Baden Powell Quotes

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Robert Baden Powell was a general in the British Army, the founder of The Boy Scouts Association, and a writer. He is most known for his military achievements and the Boy Scouts. He died in 1941 at the age of 83.

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

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

“Be Prepared.”

“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

“I have gone home.”

“In all of this, it is the spirit that matters. Our Scout law and Promise, when we really put them into practice, take away all occasion for wars and strife among nations.”

“It is the Patrol System that makes the Troop, and all Scouting for that matter, a real co-operative matter.”

“Leave this world a little better than you found it.”

“See things from the boy’s point of view.”

“Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I’ll show you a poorly uniformed leader.”

“The boy is not governed by don’t ,but is led by do.”

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

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

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

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

“The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it.”

“There is no teaching to compare with example.”

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

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

“When you want a thing done, ‘Don’t do it yourself’ is a good motto for Scoutmasters.”