Inspirations, Attitudes & Beliefs (EL3)

You will need

  • Computer


Please ensure that you are following safe distancing guidelines.


1. Collect inspirational and meaningful quotes on Scouting, Leadership, and Nature.

As a patrol discuss/debate/design a quote to be used as the patrol motto.

Scouts should have this in mind before deciding on the quotes used:
– What are the values that the quote is trying to teach?
– Does it align with any of the scouting values? (Scout Promise, Scout Law, Scout Method)

2m. Plan a sharing session for the patrol to share their favourite nature spots. Examples can include but not limited to:
– Tree Top Walk
– Nature reserves
– Parts of the School
– Parks
– Beaches

What the scout can share about include but not limited to:
– Why is that particular nature spot important to you?
– What if
– Why should I take care of Nature?
– What is one thing that I can do to take care of Nature?


  • 1i. Under what circumstances did these quotes really relate to you?
  • 1ii. How did the quotes help you overcome difficulties that you’ve faced in your daily life?
  • 2mi. What are some of the thoughts that you have when you spent your time in solitude?
  • 2mii. If you had a chance to tell mother earth one thing, what is it that you will tell her and why?


To run this at the troop level with all patrols being monitored by the SPL/TL as per patrol level instructions.



  • Social Development
    Scouts will understand the meaning and interpretations behind various quotes. Scouts will also learn to be open towards different opinions from their patrol members during this activity. Scouts will also develop a sense of social responsibility and loyalty by choosing a suitable patrol motto. Lastly, Scouts will understand their place in relation to nature in this world and learn to appreciate their natural surroundings.
  • Intellectual Development
    Scouts will learn to analyse and understand the different quotes for their patrol motto. Scouts will also be able to expand their field of knowledge regarding various quotes related to Scouting, Leadership and Nature.
  • Character Development
    Scouts will learn the meaning behind various quotes to develop their critical thinking skills. Scouts will be able to understand how the quotes are relevant to them and their patrol.
  • Emotional Development
    Scouts will create a sense of self-awareness and reach a state of self-maturity through understanding the various quotes. Scouts will be able express their opinions for others as well as showing respect for nature and its surroundings.
  • Spiritual Development
    Scouts will be able to deepen their connection with nature and understand the impact that they have on their natural surroundings.

Activity Counts Towards

1. They Say, I Quote
Collect inspirational and meaningful quotes on Scouting, Leadership, and Nature. Choose and share your favourite FIVE with your Patrol. Discuss why these quotes are meaningful to you and relate how they help you as a Scout.

2m. Reflections
Spend at least 30 minutes in solitude. Observe and feel with your senses.
Reflect: Why is nature important to you?
Why should I take care of nature?
What is ONE thing that i can do to take care of the Nature?
Record your observations and reflections.