Ten Essentials of Scoutmastership

       A belief in boys that will make you want to invest yourself and your time on their behalf.

       A zeal focused upon one point - the boy’s happiness through his formative years - "A happy boy is a good boy, a good boy is a good citizen."

       An immense faith in Scouting as the program that will best serve to mold our youth into fine men.

       A realization that to the boys Scouting is a game - to you, a game with a purpose:  Character building and Citizenship training.

       A knowledge that to your boys you are Scouting.  "What you are speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say!"

       A steadfastness of purpose to carry out a planned program with energy and perseverance, patience and good humor.

       A willingness to submerge yourself and make boy leaders lead and grow through an effective application of the Patrol Method.

       A desire to advance in Scoutmastership by making use of training offered and material available on the subject.

       A readiness to work hand in hand with home, church, sponsoring institution, school, Local Council, National Council for the good of the individual boy and the community as a whole.

       A love of the outdoors in all its phases and a vision of the hand that created it.