"To get a hold on boys you must be their friend."
~Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Founder Boy Scouting
I shall study my boys so that I may understand them.

I shall like my boys so that I can help them.

I shall learn -- for they have much to teach me.

I shall laugh -- for youth grows comfortable with laughter.

I shall give myself freely -- yet I shall take, so that they may acquire the habit of giving.

I shall be a friend -- for a friend is needed.

I shall lead -- Yet I shall beware of pushing.

I shall listen -- for a listener prevents combustion.

I shall warn them when my experience warrants it.

I shall command when actions merits it.

I shall overlook mistakes -- yet I will not blame them.

Lastly, I shall try to be that which I hope they think I am.

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