Thursday, February 24, 2011

Favorite Scouting Sayings

Recently, Scouters were asked for their favorite saying via Facebook. Below we have posted a selected few.
If you have one, put it in the comment section and we may just post it.
“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.” - Lord Robert Baden-Powell
From when out camping, "When life gives you mosquitoes make bug juice.
"Leave your campsite cleaner than you found it"
"Scouting is s game with a purpose"
“Be at the church by 7 or we will leave without you.”
“What are the boys preparing for?” "Why for any old thing" Lord Baden Powell
Its not the destination, its the journey.
Plan The Work; Work The Plan, For Those Who Fail To Plan, Plan To Fail".
Remember -- Advancement, Camping, etc. are "Methods", not the "Aims and Purpose" of Scouting.
One from the medical staffer at summer camp about drinking plenty of water - "A hydrated Scout is a happy Scout. A dehydrated Scout is a dead Scout and dead Scouts have no fun!"
Where's the duct tape?
I wonder what would happen if we put that in the fire...
a scout is never lost maybe temporarily misplaced but never lost
One pair of underwear can last 4 days -- inside, outside, and backwards.
What's the difference between regular pancakes and scout pancakes; The scout pancakes have leaves, twigs, and a little dirt.
Train them, trust them, let them lead.
Sometimes it takes looking through the haze of campfire smoke to see the world clearly ~ Baden Powell
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.
- Forest E. Witcraft, Scout Leader


  1. "bring 'em back alive" --- that's our motto

  2. "I've spent many nights in a tent, but never slept in one". That's one of our favorites!