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38 Robert Baden-Powell Quotes From The Founder Of Boy Scouts

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Best Robert Baden Powell quotes from the founder of boy scouts

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Sir Robert Baden-Powell was a British Army soldier and is famous as the world scouting movement founder.

B-P, or Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, was born in London and went to Charterhouse School for his studies. As a boy, B-P was always willing to learn new things, and it was at Charterhouse where he developed an interest in the outdoors, hiding in the woods to track down animals, which in his later part of life led to the scouting movement in the year 1908.

Scouting is mainly for young kids between 9-15 years of age. Scouting helps them grow physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. As per Robert Baden Powell, scouts should be prepared to be good citizens, strong leaders, and bring joy to others. He needed each scout to be like a mentally and physically ready soldier to face whatever obstacles lay ahead. The scout slogan says 'Do a good turn daily,' which means we must look for an opportunity where help is needed and do the work quietly, and a scout hand should always be ready for service as a soldier. A 'good turn' is an extra act of kindness, not something you do to be good. Lord Baden Powell said and believed that once a scout is always a scout, and as told by him, we should leave the world as a much better place than we found it.

Scouting inspires you to give your best to society. Check on the best soldier Baden Powell quotes to inspire you to scout. You may also check our similar articles on Juliette Gordon Low quotes and camping quotes. 
 

Famous Robert Baden Powell Quotes

Explore the inner scout in you with the best Robert Baden Powell quotes.

Scouting helps youngsters improve vital skills and build good relationships and long-lasting friendships. Here are famous Robert Powell quotes to be a great scout.

1."To get a hold on boys you must be their friend."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

2."Try and 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."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

3."There is no teaching to compare with example."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

4."A boy is naturally full of humor."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

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

-Robert Baden-Powell.

6."But the real way to get happiness is by giving out happiness to other people."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

7."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."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

8."Loyalty is a feature in a boy's character that inspires boundless hope."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

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

-Robert Baden-Powell.

10."In a difficult situation one never-failing guide is to ask yourself: 'What would Christ have done?'"

-Robert Baden-Powell.

11."Trust should be the basis for all our moral training."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

12."See things from the boy's point of view."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

Lord Baden Powell Quotes On Scouting

"Be Prepared" is a motto of scouting. Check on the below Robert Baden Powell quotes to keep you motivated to be prepared as a scout and make a difference in the world as a citizen and soldier.

13."The method of instruction in Scouting is that of creating in the boy the desire to learn for himself."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

14."A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

15."The open-air is the real objective of Scouting and the key to its success."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

16."The sport in Scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

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

-Robert Baden-Powell.

18."The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

Lord Robert Baden Powell Quotes On Leadership

Lord Baden Powell led the British army as a soldier and was considered a true leader. Robert Baden Powell quotes to inspire young boys to be scouts.

19."The spirit is there in every boy; it has to be discovered and brought to light."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

20."A boy on joining wants to begin Scouting right away."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

21."A boy carries out suggestions more wholeheartedly when he understands their aim."

-Robert Baden-Powell

22."Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

23."We must change boys from a 'what can I get' to a 'what can I give' attitude."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

24."Yet one more item is needed to complete success, and that is the rendering of service to others in the community."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

25."Almost any biography will have its useful suggestions for making life a success, but none better or more unfailing than the biography of Christ."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

26."Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

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

-Robert Baden-Powell.

28."If a man cannot make his point to keen boys in ten minutes, he ought to be shot!"

-Robert Baden-Powell.

29."Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

30."Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

31."An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

Best Robert Baden Powell Quotes On Camping

Lord Robert Baden Powell quotes on camping.

Camping offers much more than just outdoor fun and a week away from home. The actual advantages of a scout's week at camp are hidden inside the adventure. The below are the best Robert Baden Powell camping quotes, which give us an insight into what boys look for in camping.

32."Camp is what the boy looks forward to in Scouting."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

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

-Robert Baden-Powell.

34."Scouting is nothing less than applied Christianity."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

35."When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself' is a good motto for Scoutmasters."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

36."Teach Scouts not how to get a living, but how to live."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

37."Scoutmasters need the capacity to enjoy the out-of-doors."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

38."One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second."

-Robert Baden-Powell.

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