What I have often told to gatherings of Patrol Leaders, I repeat
now to you who read this; namely, that you have great power to
do good or to do harm to the Scouts placed under your charge. It
largely depends on your character and your example to them
which way they go.
There are three steps you should take:
First, win your boys by making yourself their friend and helper.
Secondly, influence them by your example in conduct and in
Thirdly, control them with your good sense and by keeping them
to the teaching of the Scout Law.
Your key to success is to thoroughly understand the inner
meaning of the Scout Law, to carry it out in all that you do and
thereby to give the lead to your boys.