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Celebrating over 40 years – Since 1973 – Located in Tampa, FL – Tocobaga District

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Code of Conduct

Pack 246 Code of Conduct

Youth Member Behavior Guidelines

The Boy Scouts of America is a values-based youth development organization that helps young people learn positive attributes of character, citizenship, and personal fitness. The BSA has the expectation that all participants in the Scouting program will relate to each other in accord with the principles embodied in the Scout Oath and Law.

One of the developmental tasks of childhood is to learn appropriate behavior. Children are not born with an innate sense of propriety and they need guidance and direction. The example set by positive adult role models is a powerful tool for shaping behavior and a tool that is stressed in Scouting.

Misbehavior by a single youth member in a Scouting Pack may constitute a threat to the safety of the individual who misbehaves as well as to the safety of other Pack members. Such misbehavior constitutes an unreasonable burden on a Scout Pack and cannot be ignored.

Member Responsibilities

All members of the Boy Scouts of America are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the principles set forth in the Scout Oath and Law. Physical violence, hazing, bullying, theft, verbal insults, and drugs and alcohol have no place in the Scouting program and may result in the revocation of a Scout’s membership in the Pack.

If confronted by threats of violence or other forms of bullying from other youth members, Scouts should seek help from their Pack leaders or parents.

Pack Responsibilities

Adult leaders of Scouting, Packs are responsible for monitoring the behavior of youth members and interceding when necessary. Parents of youth members who misbehave should be informed and asked for assistance in dealing with it.

The BSA does not permit the use of corporal punishment by Pack leaders when disciplining youth members.

The Pack Committee will review repetitive or serious incidents of misbehavior in consultation with the parents of the child to determine a course of corrective action including possible revocation of the youth’s membership in the Pack.

The Pack should inform the Scout executive about all incidents that result in a physical injury or involve allegations of sexual misconduct by a youth member with another youth member.

Each Cub Scout den and Webelos Scout den and each chartered Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity Scout team, and Venturing crew shall have one leader, 21 years of age or older, who shall be registered and serve as the Pack or den leader. The head of the chartered organization or chartered organization representative and the local council must approve the registration of the Pack or den leader on the appropriate form.

Agreement

  1. I will behave in accordance with the Scout Law and Oath. A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.
  2. When instructed /directed by an adult or junior leader to do or not do something, I will follow the instructions/directives given to me.
  3. I will consider the feelings of other scouts and adults and not do anything either physically or verbally, that will make them feel uncomfortable or put them in a situation in which they fell threatened.
  4. I will not be disruptive and will show the attention and respect that is expected of me.
  5. I will bring to the attention of an adult leader or Senior Patrol Leader any situation that I am not comfortable with and not take matters into my own hands.
  6. I will not do anything that causes danger to myself or others.
  7. I will respect the property of others and not steal or damage property that does not belong to me.

I understand that if I do not follow the rules outlined above that a call will be placed to my parents and that my parents will have to immediately remove me from the event I am part of. A meeting will then take place with my parents in attendance in order to discuss the future behavior on my part.

Pack 246’s discipline plan will consist of three Stages:

Stage 1 – Verbal Warning
Stage 2 – Suspension
Stage 3 – Dismissal

If a scout’s behavior is deemed to be a problem beyond reconciliation, he will be asked to leave the meeting or event immediately. This will serve as the Stage 1 Verbal Warning. The Stage 2 Suspension will be enforced if the behavior isn’t corrected when the scout subsequently rejoins the Den at the next meeting or event. Suspensions will have a term of 30 calendar days. If the disruptive behavior continues after the scout returns from suspension, Stage 3 Dismissal will be enforced and the scout will be expelled from the Pack.

Serious or repetitive behavior violations by scouts including, but not limited to, the possession or use of tobacco, alcohol, spitting, cheating, gambling, dishonesty, swearing, physical violence, may result in immediate Stage 2 Suspension. Unacceptable behavior also includes possession of fireworks, traditional & martial arts weapons, possession of pornography or possession of any non-prescription drug. (Any OTC or Rx drug must be declared & handled per BSA rules.)

I PROMISE ON MY HONOR AS A SCOUT THAT I WILL DO MY BEST TO LIVE UP TO THE SCOUT OATH AND LAW AND AGREE TO FOLLOW THIS CODE OF CONDUCT.

All parents are expected to review this with their scouts.

(Revision 1.1, November 8, 2007)