Aids to Scoutmastership
"By doing so we may hope to take a useful part in
bringing strength, both moral and physical, to the
nation. But in developing natural aspirations there
is always a danger of becoming too narrow and jealous
of other nations. Unless we avoid this we bring about
the very evil we are anxious to escape.
"Fortunately in the Scout Movement we have Brother
Scouts organised in almost every civilised country in
the world, and we have formed already the tangible
nucleus of a World Brotherhood. And the potentialities
of this are being supplemented by the wider development
of the cooperative sister movement, the Girl Guides.
"In every country the purpose of the Scout's training
is identical, namely, efficiency for service towards
others; and with such an object in common, we can, as
an International Brotherhood in Service, go forward
and do far reaching work.
"In our training of the boy we develop the individual
in both spirit and efficiency to be an effective player
in his national team of citizenhood. Acting on the same
principal in the case of a nation, we should try to
develop the right spirit and efficiency for helping
that nation to work effectively in the team of nations.
"If each, then, plays in its place, and "plays the
game", there will be greater prosperity and happiness
throughout the world, there will be brought about at
last the conditions which has so long been looked for
- of Peace and Goodwill among men."