Re: Advice Needed-off topic-
Bob Morehead (rmorehead@NLS.NET)
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 11:50:52 -0400
>If there is anyone who can advise me on a situation involving
>on the job (sorta) morals and responsibilities, _beyond_ and
>not involving SO/SL issues, I would like to hear from you.
>I have run into a situation that I have not faced before, and
>I need some outside direction.
>Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323
I'm replying via the list because you raise some very interesting
questions that definitely apply to us all here and to what we do.
I wonder why you consider the questions "beyond and not involving Scout
Oath and Scout Law issues." For myself, I have found no better "road
map" for life outside of Sacred Scripture than these tenets. I've gone
so far as to inscribe them in the "Values" section of my Franklin
Planner. Is this not why we charge our Scouts to apply the SO and SL in
For reasons that are probably quite sound, you do not mention the
specifics of your moral dilemma. I will, however, offer some generic
"work-a-day" situations and how the Scout Law can be applied.
Is somebody pilfering from the company? Bootlegging software?
Falsifying travel claims? Having an extramarital affair? A Scout is
Trustworthy and Loyal.
Do you have a coworker who is "looking out for Number One", to the
exclusion of his coworkers? A Scout is Helpful.
Is one of your coworkers surly, disagreeable, crude or rude? A Scout is
Friendly, Courteous, Kind and Cheerful.
Is someone disregarding company policies or the directives of his or her
supervisors? A Scout is Obedient.
Is somebody using material or petty cash in an indiscriminate manner? A
Scout is Thrifty.
Is somebody aware of practices that are illegal or unethical but has
failed to confront or report them? A Scout is Brave.
Is a coworker's workspace or person unsightly and/or unhygienic? A
Scout is Clean.
Like most areas of contemporary American public life, God is commonly
unwelcome in official company policy. I try, however, never to enter a
day without calling on Him and asking His guidance. A Scout is
I know I probably haven't hit your specific issue. I probably missed it
by a mile, but I hope I have illustrated that there is virtually no way
you can't apply the Scout Law to your situation, whatever it is. I hope
I have helped.
ASM, Troop 381
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City