Do the right thing, even when no one is watching
We had the most amazing example of this the first week of second four. During safety day, the campers bring their town day money to bank. One camper comes running in, very upset. This camper had $60 in her pocket, and the money had fallen out.
The camper was told to retrace her steps and to check other pairs of shorts, maybe she put the money in the wrong one. While the camper was looking, the lodge asked around to see if anyone had seen the money. Five minutes before, a camper named Sami N. had turned in the $60 she found in the middle of the field.
It would have been very easy for Sami to come to the lodge and say that the money was her own. It would have been easy for Sami to put the money in her pocket and not tell anyone about it. But, Sami did the right thing, she turned the money in. Sami is just one example of the many Marimeta girls that follow the Marimeta morals.
There is a Fray song that says, “Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.” Most people know what the right thing to do is, but choose to not do it because it is hard or because it isn’t “cool.” We try to teach the girls that doing the right thing is always the correct choice. This is a moral that they will use every single day of their lives. In school it might be easier to copy off of someone’s paper, but it is wrong. If you are playing soccer inside the house and accidentally break something, it might be easier to blame it on the dog, but it is wrong.
We hope all of the campers strive to be like Sami N. and do the right thing…even if no one is watching.