Scout Oath
On my honor I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Ethical Controversies

Downtown Drugs-2

Position One: Do not get involved.


You are strolling around downtown with friends one evening, when you notice 3 people using illegal drugs. Your parents have always told you that doing drugs is not good, especially when they are illegal, so you want to call the police. Your friends talk you out of it, explaining how dangerous it is to get involved. You might have to appear as a witness, and they might try to retaliate. You can see their point, and you go on by and donít do anything.


Position Two: Do the right thing, even if it gets your friends in trouble.


You are strolling around downtown with friends one evening, when you notice 3 people using illegal drugs. Your parents have always told you that doing drugs is not good, especially when they are illegal, so you want to call the police. Your friends talk you out of it, explaining how dangerous it is to get involved. You can see their point, and you go on by and donít do anything. The next day, you have second thoughts and decide to call the police and report what you saw, even though you know that your friends may be interviewed as witnesses.