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

The Job

Position One: I’m just looking out for myself.


You overhear that your friend is applying for a job at Froyo. The Froyo she applied at is within walking distance of your house, and you, too, need a job. You absolutely love Froyo and decide you are going to apply as well. A week later, you both hear the results; you have been hired, and your friend wasn’t. Your friend is upset because you “took” the job from her after she told you about it. You don’t think there is anything wrong with what you did, the Froyo manager had a choice and hired the best candidate.


Position Two: Will this bother my friend?


You overhear that your friend is applying for a job at Froyo. The Froyo she applied at is within walking distance of your house, and you, too, need a job. You absolutely love Froyo and want to apply as well, but you know that it would upset your friend if you apply as well. You don’t apply, but then a week later you hear that your friend did not get the job. You feel good about being kind to your friend, but you also feel bad because you think that if you had applied, you would have been hired.