I suppose he would. It wouldn't be that out of context. I mean, every generation of children had their own heroes- larger-than-life individuals whom they idolized and looked up to and wanted to emulate. Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan, etc.
Further, I take Skippy's climbing onto the carriage at the end of the movie as proof that Robin later took him under his wing and trained him as his protégé in archery.