Quotes for Scouts

quotes for scouts

Find some inspirational quotes for Scouts and for Scouters here. The topics of these quotes cover a range of Scouting ideals.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell Quotes for Scouts

A Week of Camp LIfe

A week of camp life is worth six months of theoretical teaching in the meeting room .

Robert Baden-Powell

Like many Baden-Powell quotes about Scouting, this is so true! And a week of camp life is much more fun than sitting in a meeting room also. And young men and women learn about responsibility and independence.

Listening and Observation

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

Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell had a vision for the Scouting movement and sometimes it is helpful to go back to what he thought. This is a nice quote which can make you think about your leadership style if you really think about it.

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.

Robert Baden-Powell

Scouting involves trust. Youth must trust their leaders. Parents must trust the other adults. Scouts must trust each other. If we don’t have trust, then we can’t grow, individually or as a group.

A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away

A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away.

Robert Baden-Powell

Scouts didn’t sign up to be lined up in chairs listening to somebody talk. There is a time and place for instruction, but what the youth are really longing for is action. Make sure there is plenty of adventure of all sorts in your program. And if they have to sit and listen, make it clear that this is just so they can be prepared for the fun of Scouting.

Try to leave this world a little better than you found it

Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.

Lord Robert Baden-Powell
A Scout is never taken by surprise

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

Lord Robert Baden-Powell

This is what it means to “Be Prepared”. We never know what new situation we are going to encounter in life. Scouting teaches youth how to assess the situation and respond appropriately.

Other Quotes for Scouts

Learn from yesterday

Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein
Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.

E. Joseph Cossman

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