Posted by BOB GREGORY on October 13, 2002
I found the following info but cannot figure out how to add it to the original discussion thread that began on 9/7/01. Lord Baden-Powell was the founder of the Boy Scout movement. He spent time in Ghana and there learned and developed many of the principles that he later incorporated into scouting.
"From the people of Ghana, Baden-Powell learnt the phrase `softly softly catchee monkey' - and he learnt that he could get the best work out of his force by dividing it into small groups, or patrols, and giving responsibility to the captain of each group."