When you want a thing done, 'Don't do it yourself' is a good motto for Scoutmasters.
Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
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.
Apart from the fact that any hardy exercise conduces much to the training and formation of a soldier, pig-sticking tends to give a man what is called a 'stalker's eye,' but which, par excellence, is the soldier's eye.
An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual.
All Scouts should know about St. George. St. George is the Patron Saint of England; he is also the Patron Saint of cavalry in all countries, and therefore Patron Saint of Scouts.
A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.