Code of Conduct

Preamble

  • The guiding principles of Troop 569 are contained in the Scout Oath and Law. It is expected that Scouts will be mindful of the Outdoor Code.
  • Scouts are expected to follow these guidelines at all times.
  • During Scouting events, unless instructed differently, Class A uniforms will be worn.
  • Scouting is a volunteer organization. The leader(s) involved in this troop is/are committing time to guide all Scouts towards a successful Scouting experience.
  • Respect will be given to all adult and youth leaders as well as other Scouts.


Rule Violations and Resolutions

I. Minor Violations.

A. Disobeying and disrespecting youth leadership.
B. Disrespect of public property or personal property of another.
C. Disruptive behavior.
D. Roughness during games.
E. Physical or verbal harassment (bullying).
F. Hazing (initiations, practical jokes, dares, etc.).
G. Profanity.
H. Obscene gestures.
I. Unsafe Conduct.

II. Serious Violations.

A. Disobeying and disrespecting adult leaders.
B. Stealing.
C. Fighting.
D. Possession of tobacco, alcohol, or fireworks.
E. Trespassing.
F. Vandalizing.
G. Repeated minor violations that go uncorrected.

III. Intolerable Violations.

A. Repeated and blatant disrespect of adult leaders.
B. Possession of firearms, recreational drugs, or any violation of public law that requires the presence of a police officer.
C. Repeated serious violations that go uncorrected.

(These listings may not contain all possible violations.)


Conduct Correction Procedures

The Scoutmaster shall be responsible for keeping a written record of all violations as well as disciplinary actions. Every violation will be reported to parent(s)/guardian(s).

I. Minor Violations.

A. 1st offense - 2 youth leaders shall counsel Scout and report to Scoutmaster and parents.
B. 2nd offense - A youth leader and an adult leader shall counsel Scout. Scoutmaster and Parent(s)/Guardian(s) will be notified.
C. 3rd offense - Scoutmaster counsels Scout and parent(s)/guardian(s) are notified.
D. 4th offense - Will be treated as a serious violation and parent(s)/guardian(s) are notified.

II. Serious Violations.

A. 1st offense - Adult leader and Scoutmaster counsels Scout and parent(s)/guardian(s) notified.
B. 2nd offense - Scoutmaster and parent(s)/guardian(s) counsel Scout.
C. 3rd offense - Parents will be called and Scout will be dismissed from activity immediately. Parent(s)/Guardian(s), Scoutmaster, and Troop committee discuss possible suspension from troop for a period of up to three months.

III. Intolerable Violations.

A. Due to the seriousness of offense, this will lead to immediate and permanent dismissal from troop.


Additional notes

  1. If Scoutmaster is not present, the adult leader(s) in charge of event will act as the "Scoutmaster" and the Scoutmaster will be notified ASAP.
  2. Any reprimand of a Scout will result in not being eligible for rank advancement until such time, as determined by the Scoutmaster, that the Scout one again can obey the Scout Oath and Law.
  3. Damage to any property will be the responsibility of the Scout and Scout's parent(s)/guardian(s). The Scout will also be prohibited from attending Scout functions until acceptable restitution or replacement is made or arranged.


This information was compiled on January 2008.

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Troop 569 Webmaster,
Oct 8, 2009, 4:16 PM