How to achieve true happiness, by the founder of the Boy Scouts...

Rovering to Success

How to be happy though rich - or poor.

A canoe trip is like the voyage of life.
An old 'un ought to hand on piloting hints.
The only true Success is Happiness.
Two steps to Happiness are: Taking life as a game and giving out Love. The Burmese are an example of a happy people.
Happiness is not mere pleasure nor the outcome of wealth.
It is the result of active work rather than the passive enjoyment of pleasure. Your success depends on your own individual effort in the voyage of life,
And the avoidance of certain dangerous Rocks.
Self-education, in continuation of what you have learned at school, is necessary.
Go forward with confidence.
Paddle your own canoe!

This Preface explains the object of the book.

The Voyage of Life.

Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell: I was once caught in a gale when paddling in a birch-bark canoe across a lake in Upper Canada. It was a pretty exciting experience while it lasted, but well worth while.

We had voyaged along rivers and streams, sometimes in the smooth, sometimes through the rapids, but always amid the ever-changing glories of forest scenery.

It was a new experience to come out of our stream on to the wider expanse of the lake and, after starting out in sunshine, to find ourselves presently under a darkening sky involved in a rising gale and a choppy sea.

The frail little canoe, which before we had merely looked upon as a vehicle for carrying us along the river, was now our one hope of life. If she shipped a sea, or if she touched a snag [dead tree] (and there were plenty of them about) we were done for.

Our paddle, instead of being looked on as a mere propeller, became our one means for dodging the attacks of waves and of keeping us going. All depended on the handling of that one implement.

Paddle through the waves, drawn by Baden-Powell

"In a four-hour run across an open bay you will encounter over a thousand waves, no two of which are alike, and any one of which can fill you up only too easily, if it is not correctly met," writes Stewart E. White, in that delightful book of his, The Forest; and he proceeds to tell you exactly how you deal with them.

"With the sea over one bow you must paddle on the leeward side [side away from the wind]. When the canoe mounts a wave you must allow the crest to throw the bow off a trifle, but the moment you start down the other slope you must twist your paddle sharply to regain the direction of your course.

"The careening tendency of this twist you must counteract by a corresponding twist of your body in the other direction. Then the hollow will allow you two or three strokes wherewith to assure a little progress. The double twist at the very crest of the wave must be very delicately performed or you will ship water the whole length of your craft.

"With the sea abeam you must paddle straight ahead. The adjustment is to be accomplished entirely by the poise of the body. You must prevent the capsize of your canoe when clinging to the angle of a wave by leaning to one side.

"The crucial moment, of course, is that during which the peak of the wave slips under you. In case of a breaking comber [top to the wave] thrust the flap of your paddle deep in the water to prevent an upset, and lean well to leeward, thus presenting the side and half the bottom of the canoe to the shock of water.

"Your recovery must be instant, however. If you lean a second too long, over you go."

Jumpy work!

The author goes on to tell successively, in similar detail, how to deal with a sea coming dead ahead, from a quarter or from dead astern.

In every case all depends on your concentrated attention, pluck and activity. The slightest slackness and down you go. But the contest has its compensation. "Probably nothing can more effectively wake you up to the last fibre of your physical, intellectual and nervous being. You are filled with an exhilaration. Every muscle, strung tight, answers immediately and accurately to the slightest hint. You quiver all over with restrained energy. Your mind thrusts behind you the problem of the last wave as soon as solved, and leaps with insistent eagerness to the next.

It is a species of intoxication. You personify each wave; you grapple with it as with a personal adversary; you exult as, beaten and broken, it hisses away to leeward. 'Go it, you son of a gun,' you shout. 'Ah! you would, would you? - think you can, do you?' And in the roar and the rush of wind and water you crouch like boxer on the defence, parrying the blows but ready at the slightest opening to gain a stroke or two of the paddle.

You are too busily engaged in slaughtering waves to consider your rate of progress. The fact that slowly you are pulling up on your objective point does not occur to you until you are within a few hundred yards of it. Then don't relax your efforts; the waves to be encountered in the last hundred yards are exactly as dangerous as those you dodge four miles from shore."

Yes - and it is just the same with a busy life.

The Intention of This Book.

The whole thing - the early voyage through the easy-running stream, and then coming out on to the broad lake, the arising of difficulties, the succession of waves and rocks only avoided by careful piloting, the triumph of overcoming the dangers, the successful sliding into a sheltered landing-place, the happy camp-fire and the sleep of tired men at night - is just what a man goes through in life; but too often he gets swamped among the difficulties or temptations on the rough waters, mainly because he has not been warned what to expect and how to deal with them.

I have quoted a few of Stewart White's practical hints from his experiences in paddling through sea-ways: I want in the following pages to offer you similar piloting hints "from my own experiences of dealing with the different snags and waves that you are likely to meet with in paddling through your life-ways.

Among these rocks and breakers are those that can be labelled in the terms of the old toast, "Horses, Wine and Women," with the addition of Cuckoos and Cant. You are bound to come across most of them in your time. In the following chapters I propose to show you there are good as well as dangerous points about these rocks, and also how by "rovering" you may not only get round them, but also derive advantage and make your way to success.

Handing On Advice.

It always seems to me so odd that when a man dies he takes out with him all the knowledge that he has got in his lifetime whilst sowing his wild oats or winning successes. And he leaves his sons or younger brothers to go through all the work of learning it over again from their own experience. Why can't he pass it on so that they start with his amount of knowledge to the good to begin with, and so get on to a higher scale of efficiency and sense right away?

It is with that sort of idea in my mind that I feel induced to jot down a few of the difficulties that I have come across in my time, and tell how I have found it best to deal with them. I don't say "how I dealt with them," because sometimes I went the wrong way to work, but I saw afterwards through my own mistakes what I ought to have done.

So this book is not intended for experienced men to read. I warn them off. It is for you young men that I write, you who have got the sense to look ahead, anxious to see where you are going and what you are to do in life. And I must say I think that you of the new generation are a bit more level-headed in this direction than your predecessors in the past. You don't propose to be the goslings described by B. B. Valentine in the negro ballad in Ole Marster:

"Dere is some what 'sembles goslin's in de way dey march behin'
De ones what goes befo' dem, doh dey don' know whar dey's goin';
Jes' steppin'in de goose-tracks o' de father goes de son,
An' he never does do nothin' dat his daddy didn't done."

I suggest that we call this book "Rovering to Success." You will see the further reason for the term in the last chapter.

By Rovering I don't mean aimless wandering, I mean finding your way by pleasant paths with a definite object in view, and having an idea of the difficulties and dangers you are likely to meet with by the way.

You must expect a good many of these snags.

I have myself tasted some of the bitters and many of the sweets of life, in most parts of the world, so you need not suppose that I am talking entirely through my hat in putting these ideas before you.

Life would pall if it were all sugar; salt is bitter if taken by itself; but when tasted as part of the dish, it savours the meat. Difficulties are the salt of life.

Goethe's mother gave a good principle for life when she said, "I seek no thorns and I catch the small joys. If the door is low I stoop. If I can remove the stone out of my way, I do so. If it is too heavy I go round it."

In other words, she didn't butt in, looking for trouble, but took things as they came and made the best of them.

And that is the way to reach success.

The Only True Success is Happiness.

What is success?

Top of the tree? Riches? Position? Power?

Not a bit of it!

These and many other ideas will naturally occur to your mind. They are what are generally preached as success, and also they generally mean overreaching some other fellows and showing that you are better than they are in one line or another. In other words, gaining something at another's expense.

That is not my idea of success.

My belief is that we were put into this world of wonders and beauty with a special ability to appreciate them, in some cases to have the fun of taking a hand in developing them, and also in being able to help other people instead of overreaching them and, through it all, to enjoy life - that is, to be happy.

That is what I count as success, to be happy. But Happiness is not merely passive; that is, you don't get it by sitting down to receive it; that would be a smaller thing - pleasure.

A scout is active in doing good, not passive in being good, drawn by Baden-Powell

But we are given arms and legs and brains and ambitions with which to be active; and it is the active that counts more than the passive in gaining true Happiness.

Two Keys To Happiness.

The rich man has his limitations. He may have two or three houses and dozens of rooms in each, but he can only occupy one of these in turn, since he only has one body.

He is no better off than the poorest in that way. He may look at and admire the sunset, enjoy the sunshine, or the view, but the poor man can do that just as fully.

If the poorer man has the sense to do two things in life he can enjoy it just as well as the millionaire, and probably better.

The first is:

Not to take things too seriously, but to make the best of what you have got, and to look on life as a game, and the world as a playground. But, as [North Pole explorer] Shackleton has said, "Life is the greatest of all games; but there is the danger of treating it as a trivial game. ... The chief end is to win through honorably and splendidly."

The second is:

To let your actions and thoughts be directed by Love. By Love with a capital "L" I don't mean falling in love and so on. I mean the use of the kindly spirit which you show when you do good turns to other people, when you are kind and sympathetic, and when you show gratitude to others for kindness done to you. That is, Good-will. And Good-will is God's will.

A Happy People.

The happiest people I know as a nation are the Burmese [that is in the earlier days]; their brightness and cheeriness are proverbial. Kindness to animals is one of their greatest "weaknesses "; no Burmese will kill an animal even if it is to put it out of pain. He will not eat flesh; and he generally treats animals almost as pets. Men, women and children all seem to enjoy with equal gaiety the beauty of their country, the flowers, the sunshine, and the forests, with smiles, singing and laughter. They are singularly free from money-grubbing, almost to the extent of being what some people might call lazy. They are content to raise of money or crops just what is sufficient for their wants; and for the rest they merely go in for enjoying life. But that enjoyment is not entirely idle enjoyment.

Every young man goes through a period of training as a Phoongyi or monk; however well-off he may be he becomes for the time being penniless in voluntary poverty. He lodges austerely in a monastery, giving himself up to prayer and meditation, and taking up the teaching of boys in the ethics of religious knowledge. And he learns to render help in the best way to those who need it. So that when he comes out into the world he is a man with a sense of service for others and possessed of simple-minded tastes such as will make him a good citizen.

A noteworthy expression of this good feeling can be seen along the roads of the country, where every here and there you come across water-pots set up under shelters where the thirsty wayfarer can quench his thirst; and seats are set up for pedestrians by those who can afford to have them built.

Fielding Hall, in writing of the Burmese in his Soul of a People, has said:

"Wherever else they may succeed or fail as individuals, the Burmese nation will always be the greatest in the world - because it is the happiest."

Happiness

Happiness is within the reach of everyone, rich or poor.

Yet comparatively few people are happy.

I believe the reason for this is that the majority don't recognize happiness even when it is within their grasp. Did you ever read The Blue Bird by Maeterlinck?

It is the story of a girl named Myltyl and her brother Tyltyl, who set out to find the "Blue Bird of Happiness," and they wandered all over the country searching and searching but never finding it, till in the end found that they need never have wandered - Happiness, the Blue Bird, was there where they chose to do good for others, in their home.

If you think out and apply the inner meaning of the legend it is a help to finding happiness within your reach when you thought it was in the moon.

Lots of fellows look on their work as drudgery, and even their daily journey to and from their work as a grind. And they keep looking forward to their holidays as the time when they will be having some real enjoyment. Too often when the holiday comes it is rainy and cold, or they've got the 'flu and the long-looked-for outing turns out a frost.

The truth is it is no use putting off happiness for some future day, but the way is to enjoy your life all the time. The wise man does not bank only on a vague Heaven in the dim future. He realizes that he can make his own Heaven for himself here, in this world, and now; and that the better Heaven he makes now, the better is he building for the future. So eventually he will enter into the true Heaven prepared for him - the haven of rest and peace and thanksgiving.

Pleasure is Not Happiness.

Many people think that "pleasure" is the same thing as "happiness." That's where they take the wrong turning.

Pleasure is too often only a distraction. You may take pleasure in looking at a football match or a play, or in reading a good story, or in criticizing your neighbors, or in over-eating, or getting drunk. But the effect is only temporary; it lasts but for a time. Indeed, in some cases the reaction is anything but pleasurable - there is the headache next morning!

Happiness is another thing, it sticks by you and fills your life. You find that Heaven is not just a vague something somewhere up in the sky, but is right here in this world, in your own heart and surroundings.

Arnold Bennett defines happiness as "satisfaction after full honest effort."

But there is more in happiness than that. For one thing, as he admits himself when he says that "almost any marriage is better than no marriage," there is intense happiness in the loving comradeship of a mate and eager trusting companionship of your children.

The late Sir Ernest Cassel, who most people would point to as "a success in life," confessed to failure in the end. He had gained great riches and power and position and had achieved successes beyond the ordinary in commercial, industrial and sporting activities. But at the end of his life he admitted that the great thing - happiness - was missing. He was, as he put it, "a lonely man."

"Most people," he said, "put too much belief in the theory that wealth brings happiness. Perhaps I, being well to do, may be entitled to say that it is not so. The things that are most worth having are the things that money cannot buy."

There is at any rate some comfort and encouragement in that remark for the man who is poor.

So there is also in the Cingalese [from Ceylon] proverb, which says, "He who is happy is rich, but it does not follow that he who is rich is happy."

The Poor Rich.

My wife and I did a queer kind of trip once. We went for a walking-tour on the edge of the Sahara Desert, where it breaks up into the arid stony wilderness of the Aures Mountains. We had with us our two mules to carry our camp-equipment, and two armed Arabs as guides and guards.

In the course of our journey we crossed the road made by the French which runs to the desert town of Biskra, and here in place of the usual strings of camels meandering along, we saw motor-cars tearing across the plain.

Inside were tourists in goggles and veils being rushed to their destination - the big hotel in Biskra - without knowing anything of the joys of tramping it, of finding your own food (even to the spotting of tiny cracks in the soil which told of truffles underneath) and cooking it in the open and bedding down at night under the stars.

As we saw them, with one impulse we both ejaculated, "Poor millionaires"!

Yes, if you have riches you miss a terrible lot of fun.

Active Work Brings Happiness.

But even the happiness, of a home would not entirely fill the bill because it does not extend sufficiently far beyond self and therefore risks being selfishness. And selfishness is the root of discontent.

True happiness is like radium. It is a form of love that increases in proportion to the amount that it gives out, and that is where happiness comes within reach of everyone - even the very poorest.

The Rev. Canon Mitchell wrote, "Don't ask God to make you happy, ask Him to make you reasonably useful, and I think - I really think - that happiness will then come of its own accord."

Happiness seems to me partly passive but largely active.

Passive, because the appreciation of the beauties of nature, of the glory of the sunset, of the majesty of the mountains, of the wonders of animal life, of the scent of the camp-fire, coupled with the joy of a happy home, produce a sense of gratitude to the Creator that can only be satisfied by some active expression of it; the effort to be helpful to others largely supplies the want. It is the active doing of good that counts.

A joyful home coupled with ability to serve others gives the best happiness.

A boy was brought up before the bench, as being incorrigible; he urged as his excuse that it was God's fault. "If God didn't want me to be bad, He would save me and make me good."

It reminds me of one of the Boer commanders who, when he was captured by our troops, inveighed bitterly against President Kruger for not having supplied him with sufficient artillery.

He said that when he asked for it the President gave him the characteristic reply: "If God wants us to win the war, we shall win it whether we have artillery or not."

To this he had replied, "That is all very well. God has given you a stomach with which to enjoy roast goose, but He expects you to do the plucking and cooking of that goose for yourself."

There is a truth underlying this. God has given in this world all that is needed to make life enjoyable, but it rests with us to make the most of it or to make a mess of it. But we only have a short time to live, and it is essential, therefore, to do things that are worth while and to do them now. One step is not to be content to have your life and ideas wholly wrapped up in bricks and mortar, trade and politics, money-making and other man-made transient things that do not matter.

But look round and learn as much as you can of the wonders of nature, see all you can of the world and its varied beauties and the interests that God offers you. You will soon realize which are worth while and which are not to a life of happiness.

In my own case I had for years past said to myself, "In three years' time I shall be dead. I must therefore get this and that in shape and finished, or it will be too late."

This habit has led me on to hustle and get things done which might otherwise have been put off till to-morrow. Incidentally - and I am very thankful for it - it led me to visit various parts of the world without that fatal waiting for a "better opportunity."

In a sort of day-dream I once saw my arrival, after I had done with this life, at the Gate and St. Peter questioning me. He said to me in a kindly way, "And how did you like Japan?"

"Japan? I lived in England."

"But what were you doing with all your time, in that wonderful world, with all its beauty spots and interesting places put there for your edification? Were you wasting your time that God had given you to use?" So I promptly went to Japan.

Yes, the thing that troubles very many men at the end of life is that only then do they see things in their right proportion, and too late they recognize that they have wasted their time, that they have been doing things that were not worth while.

Paddle Your Own Canoe.

There is a tendency for you as a young man starting out into life to feel that you are but one of a crowd, and so can drift along with the rest and you will be all right, like the lady who, when remonstrated with by her spiritual adviser with the warning that her present life would lead her to hell, replied: "Well, other people have to bear it. So must I."

Well, that is a rotten bad tendency. Remember, you are you. You have your own life to live, and if you want to be successful, if you want to be happy, it is you who have to gain it for yourself. Nobody else can do it for you.

When I was a youngster a popular song was "Paddle your own Canoe," with the refrain

"Never sit down with a tear or a frown,
But paddle your own Canoe."

This was meant as giving guidance to going through life - and very good too.

Paddle your own canoe facing stright-ahead, drawn by baden-Powell

In my picture of you, you are paddling your canoe, not rowing a boat.

The difference is that in the one you are looking ahead and sending yourself along all the time, while in the other you are not looking the way you are going but trusting to the steering of others, and consequently you may bump into snags before you know where you are.

Lots of fellows try to row through life in that way. Lots more prefer to sail passively and to be carried along by the wind of luck or the current of chance; it is easier than rowing - and quite as fatal.

Give me the fellow who looks ahead and actively paddles his own canoe - i.e., shapes his own course.

Paddle your own canoe; don't rely upon other people to row your boat. You are starting out on an adventurous voyage from the stream of childhood, along the river of adolescence, out across the ocean of manhood to the port you want to reach.

You will meet with difficulties and dangers, shoals and storms on the way. But without adventure life would be deadly dull. With careful piloting, above-board sailing, and cheery persistence, there is no reason why your voyage should not be a complete success, no matter how small the stream in which you make your start.

Self-Education is Necessary.

Remember that on leaving school you have not been educated fully to become a man. Mainly you have been shown how to learn.

If you want to win success, you must now finish your education by educating yourself. I suggest that this should take three main directions, viz.:

To make yourself capable for the responsibilities
 of your profession or trade.
 as a future father of children.
 as a citizen and leader of other men.

When I left school I found that I was, as it were, in a dark room, and the education I had been given was as a lighted match which showed how dark the room was, but that a candle was available for me to light with that match and use for my future guidance in the room.

But it was only one room in this world of many rooms. It is well to look into the other rooms, that is into other lines of life in neighboring centers or other countries, and see how people live there.

You may discover that though your own room seems dark and dismal, there are ways of letting in more sunshine and better outlook if you choose to use them.

But in making your life a success in this way, you will be doing a bigger thing than bringing about your own personal happiness - you will be doing something for the nation!

It may seem odd to you that one single fellow, and one who is not a big bug, can help the nation. But it is a fact all the same.

God made men to be men.

On the other hand civilization, with its town life, buses, hot-and-cold water laid on, everything done for you, tends to make men soft and feckless beings.

That is what we want to get out of.

You often see it said that the [Private] School education which the more well-to-do boys get is no good. It is good, but not so much for what is taught in the class-room as for what is learnt on the playing-field and out of school.

A boy there learns that clean play and true sportsmanship, straight dealing and sense of honour, are expected of him by his comrades. They discipline him. Until he has earned the right to make his voice heard, he gets very definitely put in his place. In other words, he is "licked into shape." There is a considerable hardening process about it which is all good for him in the end.

In the old days the Spartans put their boys through a very rigorous training in hardness and endurance before they were allowed to count themselves as men, and so do many savage tribes of the present day.

In Central Africa, in the South Sea Islands, among the aborigines of Australia, one still sees it in full swing. I have known it too with the Zulus and Swazis and Matabele, where the training took the form of sending a boy out alone into the bush, when he arrived at the age of young manhood, in order to prove himself.

He was painted white with bismuth, which could not be washed off and which lasted for some weeks before it wore off.

Masai warrior with assegai, drawn by Baden-Powell

He was given an assegai or short spear, and that was all, and was turned loose to live as best he could in the jungle.

He had to track, stalk and kill his game for his food and clothing, and make his own fire by rubbing sticks for striking sparks, and to keep himself hidden, since the rule was that if seen by other men while he was still white, they would kill him.

Well, a fellow who came out of that ordeal and returned to his kraal at the end of it was acclaimed as having proved himself no longer a boy and was given his status as a man.

Unfortunately, for the ordinary boy in civilized countries, there is nothing of this kind. We badly need some such training for our lads if we are to keep up manliness in our race instead of lapsing into a nation of soft, sloppy, cigarette suckers.

That is why I say that if you choose to prepare yourself for success as I suggest in these pages, you will not only be doing yourself good, but you will be doing a good thing for the country, " You'll be a man, my son," [Rudyard Kipling] and you will thus be making one more man for the nation.

And what is more, your example will spread and others will make themselves men like you.

Go Forward with Confidence.

Well, I've indicated to you in outline some of the "rocks" that you will meet with in the course of your voyage through life. There will be others.

But this I can tell you for your comfort, that I have been up against a good many ugly-looking rocks in my time, but in every case I have found that as one got round there was a bright side to them.

Over and over again I have had something bad in prospect, but when I have gone into it the results have been very much better than I expected.

This has happened so often that now I rather welcome a black outlook, as I feel certain that it is going to turn out much better than it appears at first sight.

I have got a little figurine hanging over my writing-table. I have it there because it is an inspiring little figure. It helps to tune one up when there's an ugly or a difficult job on hand.

When we were a rich country and used to have real sovereigns [gold coins] to spend, that same figure was to be seen there. It is a man on a horse, tackling an ugly-looking dragon. St. George is his name.

I have got a lot of drawings, both ancient and modern, of him.

There is one I like better than the rest, not because it is a better picture, for it isn't; but because in it St. George is shown with a devil of a grin on - he is tackling the dragon with a smile, cheerily, and he means to win. And that is the way to tackle any difficulty however ugly it may look.

So don't be content merely to defend yourself and to ward off the worst of what you may be facing, but go at it with a determination to defeat it and to get advantage out of it some old how.

To sum up this introduction to my subject I can't do better than quote a paragraph from the Clarion, written by R. Blatchford

"I say that in human sympathy and in human service will man find the most perfect and enduring happiness. And to sympathize with mankind and serve them you must be just and not selfish. All the warfare, all the crime, all the oppression, all that is hideous and hateful and accursed, comes from the unjust deeds of selfish men. All the delights and the blessings of art, of poetry, of literature, of friendship, of peace, and of love are contributed by those who serve and love their fellow-creatures - by the sages and the poets, and the painters, by the faithful friends, and loving parents, and husbands, and wives."

Carry your own canoe, drawn by Baden-Powell

What Other Fellows Have Said

The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others (Anon.). (Sounds rather like a hit at myself!)

["Take my advice - I'm not using it!"]

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving (Holmes).

Success does not depend so much upon external help as on self-reliance (Abraham Lincoln).

Be not a shrub but a cedar in your generation (Sir Thomas Browne).

We are not what we think we are, but what we think, we are (Anon.).

The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be happy as kings. (R. L. Stevenson.)

He who is happy is rich, but it does not follow that he who is rich is happy (Cingalese Proverb).

Hump your own Pack (Canadian saying).

Happiness is more than a grin on one's face, it is the glory in one's heart. It is the consciousness that one's machinery is working perfectly at the job for which it was designed (R. Parlette).

Paddle Your Own Canoe

For a man 'tis absurd to be one of a herd,
Needing others to pull him through;
If he's got the right grit he will do his own bit
And paddle his own canoe.
He'll look without dread at the snags on ahead,
Wine, Women and Highbrows too;
He won't run aground but will work his way round,
With a smile, in his own canoe.
 
Chorus:
So love your neighbor as yourself
As the world you go travelling through,
And never sit down with a tear or a frown,
But paddle your own canoe.
(Parody)

Helpful Books to Read

Twelve Tests of Character. H. E. Fosdick.
Friendship and Happiness. Arnold Bennett.
The Pleasures of Life. Lord Avebury.
The Soul of a People. Fielding Hall.
The Forest. Stewart E. White.


Rovering to Success

A book of life-sport for young men by Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell with illustrations by the author

FOREWORD

Another Edition?

Well, I am glad that there should be this further demand for the book.

As I said in my former preface, it was with a feeling of great thankfulness that I received testimony that the book had been found helpful by so very many.

This, to my mind, is a definite step forward a the direction for which we all aim, viz. the promotion of God's Kingdom of Peace on Earth and Goodwill among men.
BADEN-POWELL OF GILWELL.
PAX HILL. Sept. 1930.

PREFACE

This gives you an outline of what the book is about and of what is meant by "Success."

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