Dan Beard's Recipe for Scouting

Take a bowl of unbound love for boys; add one pint of absolute faith in American institutions; mix with a cup of mike of human kindness, and two cups of American pioneer blood; one heaping tablespoon of thrills; two tablespoons of romance; half a teacup of Indian traditions; a teacup of fairness and rectitude, a quart of idealism of the Thoreau, Burroughs and Van Dyke; one heaping of sentiment; the whole seasoned well with patriotism, character and sportsmanship, stir with the Golden Rule; sprinkle well with the Stars and Stripes and serve Red Hot.

From the Wisdom of Dan Beard