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Why do the Scout Programs of Adventure Scouts USA have a Scout Code instead of a Scout Law? Print
First of all, we have only two real laws:  our Scouts safely have FUN, and everyone is treated with respect.  Our Scout Programs are FUN and we avoid the word “laws” in general when describing our guidelines.  Scouts follow a Code of conduct like the Knights of the Round Table, agreeing on basic rules that should be followed to ensure respect for everyone.  We want our Scouts to understand a Code they agree to, rather than obeying a law they do not understand and had nothing to do with crafting.
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