Scouting is designed to help take youth and instill them with confidence and skills to be a leader. However, not everyone can march at the front of the pack so we must learn to be effective followers as well.
In terms of obedience it is not to follow blindly without question, but to learn how to function as a cohesive unit when working on Scout skills. Especially when working on a new skill that may have a certain level of danger to it.
Obedience is part of the law so that we can be effective listeners. That way mistakes are minimized, directions don’t have to be repeated, and time is not wasted. This should culminate to having another tool in the bag of tricks to being a excellent leader.