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 King,
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.

  • No Violence, No Swearing, No Bullying.
  • Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  • Follow the whistle rules.
    1 whistle means stop and listen to instructions.
    3 whistles mean emergency stop what your doing, stand still and wait for instructions.
  • Respect personal space, social distancing and have awareness of others.
  • Take care of scout hq equipment and be careful with your own and others’ property.
  • Be Kind.
  • Wear the correct uniform according to the programme.
  • Challenge yourself and others for scouting tasks.
  • Support your patrol/ team and carry out the task at hand.
  • Help other people.
  • Leaders and scouts are to listen to each other and respect the rules set out by the scouts and leaders.

Yellow Card


If any behaviour from a scout does not follow the code of conduct, scout law or any leaders’ instructions to an extent that is unacceptable you will be given a Yellow Card. Leaders will discuss this incident with you and will speak to your parent(s) at the end of the evening.


The same as the 1st warning, your parent(s) will be spoken to at the end of the evening, it will be explained that if another incident occurs a Red Card will be issued. The consequences of this will be explained to you & your parent(s).

Red Card

A Red Card will be issued immediately for any dangerous behaviour or incident that leaders agree requires it, this can be given out immediately.

This will be given if any repeated behaviour from a scout does not follow the code of conduct, scout law and/or any leaders’ instructions to an extent that is unacceptable and you already have 2 Yellow Cards.

A Red Card means your parents will be called immediately, you will be taken home and will not be allowed to return for 2 weeks following this meeting. If required a follow up meeting will be held before your return.