Adult Behavior

All adults in Troop 361 are expected to observe the following Adult Behavior Guidelines:

  1. All guidelines explicit and implicit are designed to adhere to the Spirit of Scouting and must be interpreted in that light.
  2. Adults involved in transport of Scouts and Scouters must obey traffic laws including speed limits.
  3. Gambling is not permitted at any troop or related BSA function.
  4. Adults are expected to model polite speech for the Scouts 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. Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are not permitted at any troop or related BSA function.  Adults must also be free of alcoholic or tobacco odors and/or impairment.
  6. The principle of "two-deep" leadership must be followed at all times, including merit badge counseling, patrol outings, and advance crews. Merit badge counselors cannot counsel boys one-on-one. There must be at least two boys or at least two adults. 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. All other activities require two adults.
  7. 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.
  8. When an adult 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.