Guiding Principles
       What chiefly matters in training is the thought which inspires the movement and the effort of will with which it is performed. Movement without thought is not much more than a form of St. Vitus’s Dance, while thought without appropriate action is likely to evaporate in a daydream. In recreative training, adapted to Scouting, the mind and body must work together in the closest harmony. The habit of associating thought with action makes for character. 

What is character? 
     It is a combination of moral qualities which have the power to express themselves. Character is dynamic and not a storehouse of static ideals. Character is manifest in action; it must be built up act by act, brick by brick; the finer and greater the number of acts the larger and more noble the edifice. As B.-P. tells us, ally exercise with character. In your training let each exercise be associated with an ideal you want to attain, associate it with an act of the will. The muscles may dwindle in power as you advance in age, but the moral qualities you have developed are immortal; they are stored in the consciousness, they give a set to the sou! and shine with added lustre and give a wider influence in life as you grow older in experience. In your training think of the body as the factory of the soul. The making of the soul is a job which you, and you alone, can do.