An explanation of the boy scouts law number 7 in the old boy scouts handbook. Law is written short, clear and powerful. An explanation should be provided for each law. And luckily the old explanation given in this 70-year-old book can also be considered acceptable (in my opinion) in 2020.
Of course, it must first be clear who deserves the right to give orders.
I was lucky during my scout period. I had “Turf” as a group leader and he was able to lead the entire Vorden scout organization without giving a single order. Later during my work in the industry, I often had to think back to the way he did it. And I think it helped me too …
“a smart scout manages to cope with all dangerous situations, a wise scout ensures that those situations do not occur”
BTW: on the photo you can read number 6 too.
An example of law text 6 now happens to be on our kitchen table … we catch house spiders with a glass and throw them in the garden … without killing