Scout Rules

The Scout Law

A Scout is to be trusted
A Scout is loyal
A Scout is friendly and considerate
A Scout is a member of the world-wide family of Scouts
A Scout has courage in all difficulties
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of posessions and property
A Scout has self respect and respect for others.

The Scout Promise

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best,
to do my duty to God and to the Queen,
to help other people and to keep the Scout Law

The Scout Motto

Be Prepared

The Scout Code of Conduct

The Scouts have formulated the following Code of Conduct to self police themselves at meetings.
All the Scouts have signed a declaration to abide by this code during any Scout Meetings or Camps.

This Code of Conduct is a set of rules based around the Scout Promise and Scout Law and also the Government Initiative for Schools, Every Child Matters, that the Scouts and Leaders should follow in all aspects of life, both during and away from any specific Scouting activities. The intention is to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the planned meetings and all HAVE FUN.

  • Be open to trying new things and have fun doing them
  • Be respectful to everybody
  • Listen to leaders
  • Don’t be silly or stupid at meetings
  • Be sensible – Don’t put danger or risk in other people’s hands
  • Make sure a parent/guardian is there before we leave
  • Help at fundraising activities so we can enjoy the rewards
  • Use common sense, intelligence and skills wisely
  • Always try our best
  • Wear the right uniform every week
  • We are at scouts to have fun – go out there, see what we can achieve and more!
  • We are part of the troop – so contribute ideas towards it
  • On camp, eat a variety and try new things, making positive comments about the food we are given
  • We are given a body – look after it so exercise as much as possible and join in
  • Most importantly – Be enthusiastic, Enjoy Ourselves and Have Fun!

Penalties

  • Any behaviour which is seen as inappropriate or goes against the code of conduct will be given a verbal warning
  • Any further inappropriate behaviour following a verbal warning will be punished with a yellow card
  • Should any scouts receive two yellow cards within a term – a verbal caution will be issued
  • A third offence within a term will result in the Scout being excluded from the following meeting or activity

The leaders always have the right to issue a straight red card or to send a Scout home during any meeting or camp, should the behaviour be significantly inappropriate.

If any equipment is damaged or broken, a discussion between the Scout, parent and appropriate leaders will be arranged to discuss payment and or replacement of the equipment.

We also believe in the truth – We would always prefer a Scout to accept responsibility for any inappropriate behaviour and to accept their sanctions accordingly.