Looking For A Few Good Quotes #2

on August 18, 2007 in quotes

I enjoy reading articles about the good that Scouting does across the nation and around the world. I also like reading quotes from well know people who are not afraid to talk about the positive aspects of the Scouting program. I wish the national office would somehow use these quotes to counter the negative publicity that we see so much in the media these days.

“The Boy Scouts of America stands for a set of principles. These principles have a lot of staying power. The values you learn as a Scout are like a compass. They can help you find your way through difficult and sometimes unchartered terrain. The principles of Scouting give you a sense of what’s important. I feel I owe the Boy Scouts a great deal, both personally and professionally.” Bill Bradley, former U.S. senator, New Jersey

“The Boy Scouts of America has something going for it that all the government welfare programs in America can’t match: success. Besides families and religion, Scouting is probably this country’s single best program for building character in boys, and has been for nearly a century.” The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

“Scouting exposes young men to people and experiences that encourage and nurture positive moral values. But we mustn’t take Scouting for granted. You can do nothing more important for young people today than to continue, or begin, your support of Scouting. I have never met anyone with devoted Scouting experience who was not a solid citizen, a loyal friend, and a patriot. We need more of them.” Wallace G. Wilkinson, former governor of Kentucky

“Following the Scout Law sounds like a game plan that would give us all a better chance for success in life—and I mean every area of life.” Zig Ziglar, author and motivational speaker

“I assure you of my own personal appreciation of Scouting as a magnificent experience and form of social and religious commitment.” His Holiness Pope John Paul II

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    2 Responses to “Looking For A Few Good Quotes #2”

    1. lonestarscouter says:

      Steve, like you I enjoy quotes about Scouting. These are very good. Thank You

    2. Jodobo says:

      Thanks for the quotes. Here are a couple of my favorites:

      “The goodness of a person and of the society he or she lives in often comes down to very simple things and words found in the Scout Law. Every society depends on trust and loyalty, on courtesy and kindness, on bravery and reverence. These are the values of Scouting, and these are the values of Americans.”

      President George W. Bush

      and

      “I think that American leadership is vital to peace and prosperity and the advancement of democracy in the world, and that requires having strong leaders. And I don’t think there’s any organization in the world, certainly not in the United States, that better prepares young men for leadership in this country than the Boy Scouts of America–in teaching leadership skills, in teaching values, in teaching importance of standing up for what’s right.”
      Bob Gates
      Former CIA director and BSA executive board member

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