Thursday, February 14, 2013

Scoutcraft - Holding the boy

The object of offering so many [training] as we do at an elementary standard is to draw out the boy of every type to try their hands at various kinds of work and the watchful Scoutmaster can very quickly recognize the particular bent of each boy and encourage it accordingly.  And that is the best road towards expanding their individual character and starting a boy on a successful career.
Moreover, Scout training holds the boy after the age of fourteen and can be further used when he gives up school to continue his education and to give him the benefit of high ideals and friendly advice at the critical period of his life when he most needs them.  The effects of the training on physically defective boys has been reported upon by doctors and superintendents in most hopeful terms.   

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