I have over and over again explained that the purpose of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide Movement is to build men and women as citizens endowed with the three H's namely, Health, Happiness and Helpfulness. The man or woman who succeeds in developing these three attributes has secured the main steps to success this Life.— Robert Baden-Powell
Unexpected Boy Scout quotations
Boy that's a job I want in my next life. I want to come back and be a cloud and just float around and have a good time all the time.
Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts;
I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization.
I detest my past, and anyone else's. I detest resignation, patience, professional heroism and obligatory beautiful feelings. I also detest the decorative arts, folklore, advertising, voices making announcements, aerodynamism, boy scouts, the smell of moth balls, events of the moment, and drunken people.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.
We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future.
Yes, the Boy Scouts of America should definitely allow gay adult leaders and I think it's really going to hold them back if they don't.
Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.
Loyalty is a feature in a boy's character that inspires boundless hope.
This ain't the Girl Scouts. This ain't the Boy Scouts. This is the NBA.
The wilderness is gone, the buckskin man is gone, the painted Indian has hit the trail over the Great Divide, the hardships and privations of pioneer life which did so much to develop sterling manhood are now but a legend in history, and we must depend upon the Boy Scout movement to produce the MEN of the future.
What is the difference between the Marine Corps and the Boy Scouts? The Boy Scouts have adult leadership.
In a thousand words I can have the Lord's Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, the Hippocratic Oath, a sonnet by Shakespeare, the Preamble to the Constitution, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and almost all of the Boy Scout Oath. Now exactly what picture were you planning to trade for all that?
When Hitler declared war on the United States, he was betting that German soldiers, raised up in the Hitler Youth, would always out fight American soldiers, brought up in the Boy Scouts. He lost that bet. The Boy Scouts had been taught how to figure their way out of their own problems.
That's my advice to all homosexuals, whether they're in the Boy Scouts, or in the Army or in high school: Shut up, don't tell anybody what you do, your life will be a lot easier.
As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life.
A fisherman does not bait his hook with food he likes. He uses food the fish likes. So with boys.
Scouting contributes to a boy's preparation to hold the priesthood of God.
Scout leaders have a sacred responsibility. They help boys learn Scouting principles that also help them live the gospel. We thank each leader as they foster faith in Christ and prepare boys to make temple covenants and become a missionary, husband, and father.
The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
How did Mike Bibby get on the team? Any Cub Scout with Boy Scouts can do Boy Scoutish things. When Bibby was in the Cub Scouts, he was a Cub Scout. When he was with Vancouver, nobody heard about him. Now that he's with Sacramento... he's on the team. I ain't going.
The most important object in Boy Scout training is to educate, not instruct.
Boys can see adventure in a dirty old duck puddle, and if the Scoutmaster is a boys' man he can see it, too.
I was never a Boy Scout, but oh, I wanted to be one when I was a kid about ten or eleven years old. But there wasn't anyplace where I could ever join the Boy Scouts.
My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop.
The object of the patrol method is not so much saving the Scoutmaster trouble as to give responsibility to the boy.
I never joined the Boy Scouts. I don't trust any organization that has a handbook.
Unfortunately, I'm not a person that's always capable of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy.
In the past, children learned their values at home, reinforced by organizations such as the Boy Scouts and, of course, their church or synagogue, but in all too many families that is no longer the case.
Being in the Boy Scouts, you don't think about whether people are gay or straight. You're busy putting up tents and learning to cut sausages.
I always wanted to be a boy scout but was too poor. Couldn't do it.
I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto.
I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code.
We haven't always been boy scouts, but we never lost sight of the music, Let me remind you that this ain't the end.
The Scoutmaster guides the boy in the spirit of an older brother.
The Good Turn will educate the boy out of the groove of selfishness.
A boy is not a sitting-down animal.
Scoutmasters deal with the individual boy rather than with the mass.