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A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly
by Robert Baden-Powell

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

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Correcting bad habits cannot be done
by forbidding or punishment.
- Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of scouting)

Trust should be the basis for all our moral training.
- Robert Baden-Powell

 

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders,
the more they will respond.
- Robert Baden-Powell

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally
adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
- Robert Baden-Powell

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Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you
a poorly uniformed leader.
- Robert Baden-Powell

When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself'
is a good motto for Scoutmasters.
- Robert Baden-Powell

A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when
he understands their aim.
- Robert Baden-Powell

The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light.
- Robert Baden-Powell

To get a hold on boys you must be their friend.
- Robert Baden-Powell

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

We never fail when we try to do our duty,
we always fail when we neglect to do it.
- Robert Baden-Powell

Success in training the boy depends largely on the
Scoutmaster's own personal example.
- Robert Baden-Powell

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

An individual step in character training is to put
responsibility on the individual.
- Robert Baden-Powell

See things from the boy's point of view.
- Robert Baden-Powell

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

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Unfortunately, I'm not a person that's always capable
of living up to the Boy Scout philosophy.
- Stanley Crouch

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.
- Carl Barks

They would come down in Mississippi,
they hired me as a talent scout.
And I would go all over Mississippi,
Alabama,
Texas, and find out different artists for them.
- Ike Turner

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St.
Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with
a scout troop from my school.
- Abbe Pierre

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a
little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.
- Melvin Maddocks

You look like a talent scout for a cemetery.
- Henny Youngman

To put yourself in another's place requires real imagination,
but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.
- Juliette G. Low

All the guys called the Olympic Village a high-class Boy Scout camp.
- Johnny Weissmuller

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.
- Peter Agre

We must depend upon the Boy Scout Movement to produce the MEN of the future.
- Daniel Carter Beard

I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout.
I didn't know it at the time, but what really came
out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community.
It has come in handy in my career in government.
- Lloyd Bentsen

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.
- Frederick Reines

Well, mines was a sub machine gun.
That was my personal weapon with being the first person in the patrol.
I used to lead the patrol.
Used to have a leading scout, a second scout and then the officer.
The officer would be third.
As I say, it was educational.
- David Walker

Badges mean nothing in themselves, but they mark a
certain achievement and they are a link between the rich and the poor.
For when one girl sees a badge on a sister Scout's arm,
if that girl has won the same badge,
it at once awakens an interest and sympathy between them.
- Juliette G. Low

I spoke to my agent and learned that a Hollywood scout
had seen my proposal in one of the publishing houses,
and had faxed it to Hollywood, where it was generating a lot of interest.
- Laura Hillenbrand

I was a Scout years ago, before the movement started,
when my father took me fishing, camping and hunting.
Then I was sorry that more girls could not have what I had.
When I learned of the movement, I thought,
here is what I always wanted other girls to have.
- Lou Henry Hoover

I was in the Boy Scouts for about four years until my troop disbanded.
It is really one of the best activities youths can
get involved in and nearly every scout I have known
has been a class act due to the discipline the Scouts have instilled in them.
- Ted Stevens

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican
Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty.
We encourage you to be neat, obedient,
loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words,
which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
- Newt Gingrich

Actually, as that first association continued,
we got a little more legitimate.
In those days, they asked Boy Scout troops to act as
ushers during the football games.
So we signed up and I went to many games in full Boy
Scout uniform as an usher.
- Daniel J. Evans

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare


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