Inspired by Baden-Powell
We linked to Glenn and Helen Reynolds' podcast on THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS. Readers emailed Glenn, and referred him to the 1911 American Scout Handbook as the real thing. It was inspired by Robert Baden-Powell's 1907 founding of the Scout movement. In the hundred years since, more than 100 million Americans have participated in the Boy Scouts. Their motto, oath, law and outdoor code remain unchanged since 1910 –
The Scout Motto Be prepared.
The Scout Slogan Do a Good Turn Daily.
The Scout Oath On my honor, I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
The Scout Law A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
The Outdoor Code As an American, I will do my best to be clean in my outdoor manners, be careful with fire, be considerate in the outdoors, and be conservation-minded.Sounds good to us.