Behavior

  1. All guidelines explicit and implicit are designed to adhere to the Spirit of Scouting and must be interpreted in that light.
  2. Scouts are expected to obey all directions/requests from Adult Scout Leaders and their Patrol Leaders..
  3. Gambling is not permitted at any troop or related BSA function.
     
  4. Scouts are expected to use proper speech at all times. Explicitly, this excludes coarse jokes, cursing, and any manner of speaking that degrades boys, women, ethnic minorities, individuals from any particular group or nationality, or any challenged individual.
  5. Scouts must refrain from the use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and non-prescription drugs at all times.  This rule is in forced regardless whether the Scout is present at a Scout outing.
     
  6. Scouts are expected to assist in the enforcement of "two-deep" leadership at all times, including merit badge counseling, patrol outings, and advance crews. Boys attending a session with a merit badge counselor must bring a buddy or parent.  Transportation to and from outings must not have a single boy in a car with one adult. At least two boys or a second adult must be in the car.
  7. Straight-bladed knives are not permitted at any troop or related BSA function.
  8. Firearms are not permitted at any troop function or related BSA function, including vehicles used to transport boys to and from outings.
  9. This list of guidelines is not assumed to be comprehensive. Any principle not adequately covered herein is covered by Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America and related BSA publications. We hereby recognize this book and the staff of BSA as final arbiters of the rules to follow and their interpretation.
  10. When a Scout declines to follow these guidelines, the offending party will be contacted discreetly at the request of the committee or Scoutmaster, by chair's or Scoutmaster's designees (preferably three but at least two individuals) regarding any pertinent breech of the guidelines. Generally, the committee will inform the party of the problem and insist that there be no further inattention to the guidelines. It is expected that these discrete meetings will rectify virtually all difficulties. Should they fail to do so, the chair, in collaboration with the chair's designees and the representative of the charter organization, reserves the obligation to prevent further participation of the offending party in troop or related BSA functions.