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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Self-Defense

SELF-DEFENSE

Position One: Turn the Other Cheek

On the way home from school you were attacked and beaten by Bob, who doesn’t like you for some reason and is notorious for intimidating other students. After talking it over with your friends you decide that fighting back won’t improve the situation and that it would be better to find some solution to the problem of Bob other than continuing the violence.

Defend your position.

Position Two: Self-Defense

On the way home from school you were attacked and beaten by Bob, who doesn’t like you for some reason and is notorious for intimidating other students. To make sure this doesn’t happen again, you gather several of your friends together to teach Bob a lesson. You hope that this will end Bob’s bullying. A couple of days later you catch Bob alone and get revenge.

Defend your position.