Tonight we've been learning how to find directions on a map and use the compass to stay on course. By now I hope most of you can orient a map and use a map and compass to travel an unknown country.
In Scouting, we have another kind of "map and compass. " They are the Scout Oath, Law, motto and slogan. They are excellent guides for traveling through life.
Whenever you are wondering what's the right thing to do, consult those "maps and compasses. " They won't always provide an easy answer. Sometimes you will have to think through your decision, but it will be easier if you ask yourself, "What if I act according to the Scout Oath and Law?" Chances are the Law will help to show you the right thing to do.