The Scout Law, as originally intended by Lord Robert Baden-Powell (the founder of the Scouting Movement), consisted of these ten parts:
- A Scout’s Honour is to be Trusted.
- A Scout is Loyal.
- A Scout’s Duty is to be Useful and to Help Others.
- A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout, no matter what social class the other belongs.
- A Scout is Courteous.
- A Scout is a Friend to Animals.
- A Scout Obeys his Orders.
- A Scout Smiles and Whistles under all Circumstances.
- A Scout is Thrifty.
- A Scout is Clean in Thought, Word, and Deed.
As a Scout it was your duty to live up to these laws as much as possible. Even if you are not a Scout, all the Scout Laws are generally pretty good to go by in regular life.
I will try to explain these laws in greater detail with my next posts.