scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: B-Ps Vision of Scoutmaster
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Thu Feb 24 2000 - 18:56:10 CST
I have been reading Baden-Powell's book "LESSONS OF A LIFETIME".
One quote I especially like is his idea of what a Scoutmaster should be.
Some people don't understand his vision. I thought I would share it with
(the all CAPS here represents italics in the original version)
"I had stipulated that the position of Scoutmaster was to be neither that
of a school-master nor of a commanding officer, but rather that of an
elder brother AMONG his boys, not detached or above them, but himself
joining in their activities and sharing their enthusiasm, and thus, being
in the position to know them individually, able to inspire their efforts
and to suggest new diversions when his finger on their pulse told him the
attraction of any present craze was wearing off."
Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell
"LESSONS OF A LIFETIME"
First Printing 1933
Henry Holt and Company, New York
Scoutmaster Troop 33