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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Ethics Forums

Instructions for Ethics Forum
These activities can be used to discuss ethical standards and dilemmas that apply to the interest area of your Venturing crew. You can conduct them as single activities during one crew meeting or you can use several meetings to explore the ethical issues in depth. The model for these activities is adapted from Creative Conflict, by D.W. Johnson and R.T. Johnson (Interaction Book Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1987).

The Ethics Forum
An ethics forum is simply a crew meeting devoted to learning about the ethical issues in your crew's career or interest area. You might invite one or more individuals with expertise in the area to speak to your crew. The presenters can describe the ethical standards for their profession that are upheld by corporations, trade associations, unions, or other organizations. It is best if they give examples of how those standards are used, explain the consequences of breaking the rules, and explain why the rules are important.

The presenters also can give examples of the ethical dilemmas that arise in their professions. These could be dilemmas for which ethical standards have not been written or for which it is difficult to understand how to apply standards.