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1947

The 1947 Handbook For Scoutmasters (written "by William Hillcourt, National Director of Scoutcraft--himself a long active Scoutmaster"), is the first to list together the "Aim" and "Methods of Scouting," pg. 10:

THE AIM OF SCOUTING

 

Scouting trains for Citizenship
by inculcating in the boy,
from within instead of from without,
the qualities of Character
Health and Strength
Handcraft and Skill
Service to Others

THE METHODS OF SCOUTING

The Scout Way Scouting is a game 1) A Game, NOT a Science
Patrol Method played by boys in boy gangs 2) The Scout Patrol
under boy leaders chosen by the gang. 3) Boy Leadership
Men in Scouting guided by a man 4) The Scoutmaster
backed by other men of the community. 5) Troop Committee and Local Council Scouters
Activities Scouting provides the boy with an active outdoor life, 6) Adventure in the Out-of-Doors
grants him recognition for mastering various skills, 7) Scout Advancement
and gives him a chance to wear an attractive Uniform 8) The Scout Uniform
Ideals and Service It holds before him the ideals of a true Scout, and 9) The Scout Law
encourages him to "help other people at all times." 10) The Scout Oath or Promise
Service: Good Turns

The Methods of Scouting

 

 

   

 

 


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