Scouting Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old scouting quotes, scouting sayings, and scouting proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Scouting is a man's job cut down to a boy's size. Baden Powell de Aquino
In scouting you are combating the brooding of selfishness. Baden Powell de Aquino
Scouting exposes young men to people and experiences that encourage and nurture positive moral values. But we mustn't take scouting for granted. You can do nothing more important for young people today than to continue, or begin, your support of Scouting. I have never met anyone with devoted Scouting experience who was not a solid citizen, a loyal friend, and a patriot. We need more of them. Wallace G. Wilkinson
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot
Scouting teaches a boy to take care of himself and stand on his own two feet. Ezra Taft Benson
What scouting says to people is: Every child has a right to have an adventure. Life is about grabbing opportunities Bear Grylls
Scouting is a game with a purpose. William Hillcourt
Scouting is not an abstruse or difficult science: rather it is a jolly game if you take it in the right light. In the same time it is educative, and (like Mercy) it is apt to benefit him that giveth as well as him that receives. Robert Baden-Powell
Scouting is important. You just want to know whom you are playing against and how to play them well within the team's defense. Terry Rozier
Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best. Juliette Gordon Low
Scouting is a game for boys under the leadership of boys under the direction of a man. Baden Powell de Aquino
The free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. John Steinbeck
In scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself instead of being instructed. Robert Powell
The sport in scouting is to find the good in every boy and develop it. Robert Powell
Scouting is nothing less than applied Christianity. Robert Baden-Powell
The method of instruction in scouting is that of creating in the boy the desire to learn for himself. Robert Baden-Powell
Teach scouts not how to get a living, but how to live.  Baden Powell de Aquino
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. The man or woman who succeeds in developing these three attributes has secured the main steps to success this Life. Lord Robert Baden-Powell
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
I was in the Boy Scouts for about four years until my troop disbanded. It is really one of the best activities youths can get involved in and nearly every scout I have known has been a class act due to the discipline the Scouts have instilled in them. Ted Stevens
Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision. Blake Clark
The Girl Scouts is an organization that constantly gives you new goals to achieve and that's what life is all about. Maria Bartiromo
As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life. Bear Grylls
The Boy Scouts of America stands for a set of principles. These principles have a lot of staying power. The values you learn as a Scout are like a compass. They can help you find your way through difficult and sometimes unchartered terrain. The principles of Scouting give you a sense of what's important. I feel I owe the Boy Scouts a great deal, both personally and professionally. Bill Bradley
"On my honor" - what an ennobling phrase! Three short words, nine letters, but the summation of all we call character. From the Boy Scout's Oath. Ezra Taft Benson
Being a Boy Scout saved my life. I was a bookish, introverted kid, shy and withdrawn, unhappy and easily bullied. I was also gay, although I didn't know it yet. I should've been miserable. But being a scout got me out of myself and into the world. Christopher Bram
Our position has never been that people should be forced out of Scouting. We have always said that the values of Scouting are universal they should be welcome to everyone who is willing to live by the Scout oath and the Scout law. Gwen Ifill
To the man who reads 'Scouting for Boys' superficially, there is a disappointing lack of religion in the book. But to him who tries it in practice, the basic religion underlying it soon becomes apparent. Robert Baden-Powell
It is a matter of honor for a Scout to learn to be responsible and honest so that others can trust him no matter what the situation. Edith Songer
The basic principles of scouting can be summed up in the Scout Law. Boy Scouts state that they will do their best to be: trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. Patrick Flaherty