1. 10

    A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.

    314
  2. 9

    Leave this world a little better than you found it.

    386
  3. 8

    Girls should be brought up to be comrades and helpers, not to be dolls. They should take a real and not a visionary share in the welfare of the nation.

    387
  4. 7

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

    388
  5. 6

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

    415
  6. 5

    Happiness is not mere pleasure, not the outcome of wealth. It is the result of active work rather than passive enjoyment of pleasure.

    425
  7. 4

    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.

    448
  8. 3

    No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.

    582
  9. 2

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

    629
  10. 1

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

    631
  11. Last Update: 3 August 2021

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