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Characteristics of the scout

Today, I want to share with you a quote with a book I am reading. It is the boy scouts handbook but not from this year but from 1911. I really like reading this old handbook as it gives me more of an idea of how scouting in America came to be.

All these things were characteristics of the old-time American scouts and of the King Arthur knights. Their honor was sacred. They were courteous and polite to women and children, especially to the aged, protected the weak, and helped others to live better. They taught themselves to be strong, so as to be able to protect their country against enemies. They kept themselves strong and healthy, so that they might be prepared to do all of these things at a moment’s notice, and do them well.

So the boy scout of to-day must be chivalrous, manly, and gentlemanly.