In August 1936, Baden-Powell wrote,
I fear there is the danger that a kind of synthetic Scouting
may creep into our training in place of the natural article described in 'Scouting for Boys' ....
By "synthetic Scouting"
I mean the Scout system obscured by over-clothing the natural form with rules and instructive literature, tending to make what originally was, and should be, an open-air game into a science for the Scouter and a school curriculum for the boy (B-P 1941).
This is such an interesting prophetic insight.. Just like the man himself !