The Fire of the Law

Scouts, you’re all familiar with a common match, and know that with it you can start a fire – a fire that will keep you warm, cook your food, and add cheer after dark. After using a match to light your fire, you break it to be sure it is out, and discard it.

The Scout Law is somewhat like this match. We use it to light the good things inside us, but unlike the match we threw away, we should keep the Scout Law to use over and over – in our Scout activities, in our daily living at home, in school, in our work and play, and in the future as we grow into manhood. We don’t discard the Scout Law after the troop meeting or even in later years when we are no longer Boy Scouts. The things it represents are as true and meaningful to adults as they are to Scouts. If you follow the Scout Law every day, the points of the Law will become so much a part of your life that when you grow up and enter the world of adults, you will be able to stand erect and look everyone squarely in the face and say, “I am a man.”

Let’s make the Scout sign and recite the Scout law.

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