A Scout Is Obedient
Posted On: 2009-01-02
What's the seventh point of the Scout Law? That's right, "A Scout is obedient. " Our handbook explains it this way: "A Scout follows the rules of his family, school and troop. He obeys the laws of his community and country. If he thinks these rules and laws are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them.
That tells us that some rules and laws may be unfair, doesn't it? perhaps some are, but there must be some reason for them. Think about the reason before you try to change them or ignore them.
This month we're using some rules for water safety. the rules are called the Safe Swim Defense, and there is a good reason for all of them. It's to protect your life.
You may think you should be in a different swimming ability group. Well, if you can prove it, you'll be put in a higher group. But until then, stay with your buddy and your group. Obey our swimming supervisors.
Our rules have only one purpose, to protect you. remember that when you're in the water.