"We never fail when we try to do our duty, we always fail when we neglect to do it.” — Robert Baden-Powell
112 years ago today, British war hero Robert Baden-Powell published the first installment of “Scouting For Boys: A Handbook For Instruction In Good Citizenship”, the manual that became the genesis for the Boy Scouts of America. The book’s success inspired Baden-Powell to teach a troop of adolescent boys about self-discipline and self-improvement, sharing lessons about conservation, woodworking and outdoor life. Soon after the book’s publishing, Boy Scout troops quickly started appearing all over England and the United States. More than a century later, various scouting organizations are active in 216 countries with a global membership of over 31 million.