Safe Haven: Scouting is a special place for many reasons. In a boy-led troop the scouts have the responsibility to establish codes of behavior based on the Scout Oath and Law . and they have the responsibility to follow that code of behavior. We work to create a safe haven in Scouting, a place where everyone should feel physically and emotionally secure. Scouts and adult leaders can do this by : - Living by the Scout Oath and Law each moment of each day to the best of our abilities. - Setting the example for others and ourselves by always behaving as a Scout should. - Refusing to tolerate any kind of put-downs, name-calling, or physical aggression. - Accepting our diversity of cultures, talents, and personal attributes. - Avoiding behavior, jokes, or literature that degrades or stereotypes people. - Responding appropriately to others whose behavior is not within safe-haven guidelines I have read the Troop 530 Safe Haven Policy and will incorporate it while at Scouts and in my daily life. I will strive to be a good example for others by living and demonstrating the Scout Law, Oath, Promise, and Slogan Signed: ______________________________ Date: _______________ Troop 530 Scout Behavior The Scout Oath and Scout Law provide guidance for the goals and behaviors of each scout. It is the responsibility of every member of Troop 530 to know and live up to these important standards of Scouting. Further, Troop 530 scouts have the obligation and responsibility to follow the safe haven and additional guidelines listed below: Scout Oath On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country And to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law A scout is: Trustworthy: He tells the truth and keeps his promise. People can depend on him. Troop 530 scouts shall promise to do what they say they will do. Loyal: A scout is true to his family, Scout leaders, friends, school, and nation. Troop 530 scouts shall be loyal to all Scouts they meet both inside and outside the troop. Helpful: A scout is concerned about other people . he does things willingly without pay or reward. Troop 530 scouts lend a hand without being asked. Friendly: A scout is a friend to all, a brother to all scouts. He respects others with different ideas or customs. Troop 530 scouts shall promise not to fight in or out of the troop. Courteous: A scout is polite to everyone regardless of age or position. He makes it easier for everyone to get along. Troop 530 scouts shall show respect to speakers and guests. He shall be courteous by being on time. Kind: A scout understands there is strength in being gentle. He treats others, as he would want to be treated. Troop 530 scouts shall show kindness to all people and animals. Obedient: A scout follows the rules of his family, school, community, and troop. If he thinks that rules are unfair, he tries to have them changed in an orderly manner rather than disobey them. Troop 530 scouts shall promise to obey the Scout Oath, Law and Outdoor Code. Cheerful: A scout looks for the bright side of things. He cheerfully does tasks that come his way. Troop 530 scouts shall promise to promote Troop Scouting Spirit. Thrifty: A scout works to pay his way and to help others. He saves for unseen needs. He protects and conserves natural resources. He carefully uses time and property. Troop 530 scouts shall not waste troop supplies or destroy troop equipment. Brave: A scout can face danger even if he is afraid. He has the courage to stand up for what is right. Troop 530 scouts shall show their willingness to represent the troop and their community. Clean: A scout keeps his body and mind fit and clean. He goes around with others who believe in living by these same ideals. He helps keep his home and community clean. Troop 530 scouts show cleanliness in their lives by keeping their uniform and equipment in order; and by avoiding vulgar or abusive language. Reverent: A scout is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the beliefs of others. Troop 530 scouts shall demonstrate reverence at Troop activities by saying grace before meals and by regular attendance at worship services. REMEMBER - ATTITUDE IS A BIG PART OF SCOUTSPIRIT AND SCOUT SPIRIT IS A BIG PART OF ADVANCEMENT Troop 530 Scout Behavior Continued The following guidelines for behavior have been adopted by the scouts and adults of Troop 530: Troop and Patrol Meetings: 1) Clear, high standards for behavior are essential in order for the troop activities to be successful. 2) Scouts are responsible for maintaining these high standards for themselves. 3) Apply Safe Haven at all times. Do not tolerate any kind of put-downs, name-calling, or physical aggression. Avoid behavior, jokes, or literature that injures, degrades or stereotypes people. 4) Adults (in addition to the Scoutmaster and Assistants) will be requested to remain at each troop meeting to assist with supervision. If there are significant behavior issues or concerns the adults need to bring those to the attention the SPL and Scoutmaster. 5) Safety issues require an immediate response. 6) For safety reasons parents must enter the building to pick up their scout(s) at the end of all meetings. Announcements are typically shared during the last ten minutes of meetings. 7) The troop policy states that the cost to repair any damage to property caused by a scout’s actions will be assumed by that scout and his family. Camp-outs: 1) Safe Haven: Always use appropriate language and behavior. No teasing or playing jokes on others. Nothing is to be thrown at another person (e.g. snowballs, wood, rocks, equipment, etc.); No pushing, shoving, or fighting. 2) Use the Patrol method: everyone works with his patrol to setup camp, tend fires, cook, and clean up. Do more than your share. If you have an issue, talk with your patrol leader and offer an alternative. If you still can’t work it out talk to the SPL, then to a registered adult leader. 3) Set a good example: follow the Scout Oath and Law. Treat others as you would like to be treated. 4) Follow the Outdoor Code; Leave No Trace. 5) Lights out means lights out . all talking stops at the set time. Do not leave your tent except for latrine use or an emergency. 6) If you are ever in a situation which can become dangerous to yourself or others, stop immediately and find a registered adult leader. 7) In the event of a scout behavior problem or issue which can not be resolved at the troop level, the parents will be called to pick up the scout from the camp-out.