Code of Conduct

Troop 400 Code of Conduct spells out the policy and expectations that are established for all members of the Troop. This Code of Conduct mirrors the Scout Law and enables our Troop to participate in many different kinds of activities and camp outs safely, promotes respect within the Troop and ensures fairness for every scout.

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Scouts are required to attend and be prompt to all scheduled meetings and activities whenever possible. Scouts are to maintain good behavior and follow the Code of Conduct. Scouts not following the Code of Conduct may, at the discretion of the Scoutmaster or an Assistant Scoutmaster, be asked to leave the meeting or activity and/or have their parents or guardians pick up the Scout from the meeting or activity. The Scout will be welcomed back at the next meeting or activity unless specifically asked to terminate membership after deliberation by the Scoutmaster & the Troop Committee.

The Code of Conduct for members of the Troop is the Boy Scout Law:

1. Trustworthy: Besides telling the truth, dependability is just as important in your relationship with your fellow Scouts and Scout Leaders.

2. Loyal: The Troop is a family in the community of Scouting and other troops are extensions of our family, they deserve to be treated as family.

3. Helpful: A Scout cares and volunteers to help other people. Older Scouts are role models for younger Scouts and should be generous with their time and skills and always set a good example. Younger Scouts also need to be aware of their responsibilities and behavior.

4. Friendly: A Scout is a friend to all and a brother to other Scouts. A Scout respects different customs, beliefs, styles of behavior and dress as part of being friendly.

5. Courteous: Good manners are minimum standards and make social interactions work with all types of people. The Scout shall endeavor to be punctual and respect others value of time.

6. Kind: Older Scouts have an advantage over younger Scouts due to physical development. The older Scout needs to understand this difference and act accordingly. No Scout should let physical size, looks or personality influence how they act with fellow human beings.

7. Obedient: Scout Laws and community laws have the same goal and that is to prevent chaos while minimizing limitation of freedoms. Whether a law is good or bad does not change the law.

8. Cheerful: "Cheerful service" is the motto of the Order of the Arrow, but should be a guideline for all of us. Requests from your adult or youth leadership should not be answered with looks of anger or disgust. The family has to function together and bothersome tasks happen to all of us.

9. Thrifty: Besides money, natural resources have to be conserved; besides these, time and property should be used with the realization that they are not endless.

10. Brave: Part of being Scout-like is having courage regarding personal convictions while not being reckless or having a thoughtless, inconsiderate approach in your relationship with others.

11. Clean: A Scout keeps his mind and body fit and clean. A Scout is expected to leave for camp outs or arrive for troop functions with clean clothes and clean body. Abusive or foul language is inappropriate to the Scouting movement and disrespectful to others, as are racial slurs, ridicule and insults.

12. Reverent: A Scout is respectful of all religions and faiths, and is faithful in his own religious duties.

In addition to the Scout Law the following behavior will not be permitted or tolerated:

Knife Play- The Toten Chip is a privilege and can be revoked if a knife is not used properly.

Playing with Fire- Fire is a beneficial tool when used responsibly.

Violation of the Code of Conduct:

First Offense:

Scout will be dismissed from meeting or activity at the discretion of the activity leader and a parent/guardian will be notified and asked to come pick the Scout up. This will count as one offense with reinstatement at the following meeting.

Second Offense:

Scout will be dismissed from meeting or activity ONLY to be reinstated after a meeting with the Scout Troop Committee, including the Scoutmaster, the activity Leader, the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the Scout. Final decision concerning reinstatement will be made by a majority vote of the Scout Troop Committee and Scoutmasters present.

Third Offense:

Termination of Troop membership by recommendation of the Scoutmaster and the Scout Troop Committee.

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