The bounds of inspiration for this collection go back to the end of the 18th century, when General Robert Baden-Powell commanded youngsters to scout the Mafeking during its siege. The bravery and determination of these scouts prompted the general to start a movement of scout boys and girls, which taught love for God, one’s country and one another. The motto of the scouts – “be prepared!” – compels us to always be ready, both physically and spiritually, to fulfil our duty. It is primarily a motto for peace, urging national leaders not to solve their conflicts at the cost of innocent lives. Instead of deepening the wounds of war, we need to understand that every time we decide to do the right thing it contributes to creating world peace.