"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax."


Abraham Lincoln - True Boy Scout

The Boy Scouts of America did not exist when Abraham Lincoln was a young boy growing up in Indiana. There is no doubt that Lincoln lived the ideals of Scouting to which this web page is dedicated. Young Americans need role models of integrity. Abraham Lincoln is an exceptional example.

Character Counts!


Lincoln & The Scout Law

Trustworthy

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

Loyal

"Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong."

Helpful

"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help."

Friendly

"I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends."

Courteous

“Do not worry; eat three square meals a day; say your prayers; be courteous to your creditors; keep your digestion good; exercise; go slow and easy.”

Kind

"I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."

Obedient

"Let every man remember that to violate the law is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear that charter of his own and his children's liberty."

Cheerful

"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Thrifty

"A man watches his pear-tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap!"

Brave

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."

Clean

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."

Reverent

"I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how he could look up into the heavens and say there is no God."



1920's Boy Scout Handbook


Boy Scouts Life On Lincoln

By Ida M. Tarbell (1922)


Lincoln Links

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