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A fisherman does not bait his hook with food he likes. He uses food the fish likes. So with boys. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the Boy Scouts

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so am I no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but he can never be so in mind. Cicero, 106-43 BC

A tree is just a campfire waiting to happen. Jeri Shafer

Boys will be boys...and so will a lot of middle-aged men. Kin Hubbard

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. Dave Barry

Children have more need of models than critics. Joseph Joubert

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright

I shall always be grateful that the good bishop of our ward came to me and asked me to be Scoutmaster of twenty-four boys in the Whitney Ward. It is a builder of character, not only in the boys, but also in the men who provide the leadership. Ezra Taft Benson

Give me a young man who has kept himself morally clean and has faithfully attended his Church meetings. Give me a young man who has magnified his priesthood and has earned the Duty to God Award and is an Eagle Scout. Give me a young man who is a seminary graduate and has a burning testimony of the Book of Mormon. Give me such a young man, and I will give you a young man who can perform miracles for the Lord in the mission field and throughout his life. Ezra Taft Benson (Ensign, May 1986, pg 45)

I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. Daniel Boone

If you are paid to do Scouting, you are called a Professional. If you are not paid to do Scouting, you are called a Volunteer. If you pay to do Scouting, then you are called a Scouter. Author Unknown

If you want to touch the past, touch a stone; if you want to touch the present, touch a rose; if you want to touch the future, touch a child. Author Unknown

If youth are denied opportunities to test their own strength, then the leadership foundation will be weak and unready. Equally as serious, however, is thrusting unprepared youth leaders into situations in which they fail because the demands of that situation exceed their experience and capacity. Robert L. Backman (Ensign, July 1973, p 84)

I love the Scouting movement. The promise of the Scout Oath and the 12 points of the Scout Law direct young men along the path of being prepared for the 21st century. They provide a solid and powerful magnetic force toward development of a well-rounded and noteworthy character that counts. If every boy in America knew and observed the Scout Oath, we would do away with most of the jails and prisons in this country. Gordon B. Hinckley (Scouting and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, Appendix A)

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent. Dave Barry

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men Frederick Douglass (1855 Letter)

Make good scouts of yourselves, become good rifle shots so that if it becomes necessary that you defend your families and your country that you can do it. Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gillwell, Scouting For Boys

Many Young Men leaders in the Church understand the [Boy] Scouting program; fewer understand the Varsity and Venture programs. We encourage Varsity and Venture leaders to implement these excellent programs. They have been well developed and are some of the best tools anywhere for teaching leadership and self-reliance. Because we use the sacred funds of the Church to register our young men as Scouts, we need to make sure the Lord is pleased with how we use what we purchase. Larry Gibson of the LDS Young Men General Presidency

No greater responsibility can rest upon a man, than to be a teacher of God's children. David O. McKay

No man stands taller than when he stoops to help a boy. Inscription on city jailhouse, Brigham City, Utah

One hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove; but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child. -- One hundred years from now it will not matter what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove; but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child. Dr. Forest E. Witcraft (1894-1967) (Scouting, Oct 1950, p 2)

Scouting is not a matter of life or death. It's more important than that. Dan Hartley

Scouting is nothing less than applied Christianity. Sir Robert Baden-Powell, Founder of the Boy Scouts, 8 Feb 1910

Scouting teaches boys how to live, not merely how to make a living. How pleased I am that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1913 became the first partner to sponsor Scouting in the United States. Thomas S. Monson

Show me a poorly uniformed troop and I'll show you a poorly uniformed leader. Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gillwell, Scouting For Boys

Sometimes it takes looking through the haze of campfire smoke to see the world clearly. Author Unknown

Sure, you might get lost. But don't worry, you're biodegradable! Petey Parish

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

The only real training for leadership is leadership. Anthony Jay

There is no teaching to compare with example. Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell

There's a high country that awaits your coming; There's awesome beauty to fill you with bliss; There's a golden chance in the offering; Go, or these wonders of God you will miss. Bruce Brady

There's only one thing wrong with Boy Scouts...there aren't enough of 'em. Will Rogers

The Scoutmaster teaches the boy to play the game by doing so himself. Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell

We must change boys from a "what can I get" to a "what can I give" attitude. Lord Robert Baden-Powell of Gilwell

Why is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? Author Unknown

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