Quotes by Robert Baden-Powell

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim.
– Robert Baden-Powell
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
– Robert Baden-Powell
A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
– Robert Baden-Powell
An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
– Robert Baden-Powell
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.
– Robert Baden-Powell
Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
– Robert Baden-Powell
If you make listening and observation your occupation you will gain much more than you can by talk.
– Robert Baden-Powell
Scoutmasters need the capacity to enjoy the out-of-doors.
– Robert Baden-Powell
See things from the boy's point of view.
– Robert Baden-Powell
Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader.
– Robert Baden-Powell
Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.
– Robert Baden-Powell
The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.
– Robert Baden-Powell
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
– Robert Baden-Powell
The object of the patrol method is not so much having the Scoutmaster trouble as to give responsibility to the boy.
– Robert Baden-Powell
The Scoutmaster guides the boy in the spirit of another brother.
– Robert Baden-Powell
The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself.
– Robert Baden-Powell
The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
– Robert Baden-Powell
The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
– Robert Baden-Powell
To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.
– Robert Baden-Powell
Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
– Robert Baden-Powell