The Boy Scouts' Year Book

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Boy Scouts of America, 1917

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Side 110 - 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.
Side 258 - A SCOUT IS THRIFTY He does not wantonly destroy property. He works faithfully, wastes nothing, and makes the best use of his opportunities. He saves his money so that he may pay his own way, be generous to those in . need, and helpful to worthy objects. He may work for pay but must not receive tips for courtesies or good turns.
Side 258 - THE SCOUT LAW 1. A Scout is trustworthy. A Scout's honor is to be trusted. If he were to violate his honor by telling a lie, or by cheating, or by not doing exactly a given task when trusted on his honor, he may be directed to hand over his Scout badge.
Side 242 - You are mistaken,' said the gentleman, 'he had a great many.' He wiped his feet when he came in, and closed the door after him; showing that he was orderly and tidy.
Side 242 - He gave up his seat instantly to that lame old man, showing that he was kind and thoughtful. He took off his cap when he came in, and answered my questions promptly and respectfully, showing that he was polite and gentlemanly.
Side 258 - A SCOUT IS BRAVE He has the courage to face danger in spite of fear and to stand up for the right against the coaxings of friends or the jeers or threats of enemies, and defeat does not down him.
Side 259 - ... brotherhood to which he has pledged his loyalty. He seeks always to make the word "Scout" worthy of the respect of people whose opinions have value. He wears his uniform worthily. A scout knows his city as well as he knows the trails in the forest. He can guide a stranger wherever he desires to go, and this knowledge of short-cuts saves him many needless steps. He knows where the police stations are located, where the fire-alarm boxes are placed, where the nearest doctor lives, where the hospitals...
Side 242 - I should like to know," said a friend, " on what ground you selected that boy, who had not a single recommendation." " You are mistaken," said the gentleman,
Side 258 - He knows, also, the danger of forest fires, and he kindles a blaze that will not spread. The fire once started, what a meal he can prepare out there in the open! Just watch him and compare his appetite with that of a boy who lounges at a lunch counter in a crowded city. He knows the unwritten rules of the campfire and he contributes his share to the pleasures of the council.
Side 258 - A scout is clean. He keeps clean in body and thought, stands for clean speech, clean sport, clean habits, and travels with a clean crowd.

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