Our Troop Charter/Code of Conduct is the set of guidelines which the Raven Troop have put together. The aim of the Code of Conduct is to help our meetings and activities run smoothly. It explains to everyone in the Raven Troop how they should behave and what the consequences are if they ‘break the rules’. Our Code of Conduct is displayed in our Den and has been signed by every member of the Raven Troop.
Raven Troop Charter
- Scouts are expected to have full and proper uniform and will wear it when indicated by the Scouter in charge. At all other times they will wear their neckerchief.
- Scouts are expected to attend all meetings and activities of the Troop, unless they indicate to the Scouter in charge that they cannot attend.
- The atmosphere and behaviour in the Troop is one of friendliness and welcoming, particularly in the case of new members, or when helping with other sections.
- The law of the Troop is the Scout Law and Promise.
- Bullying of all kinds is not allowed. Any member who is caught or is reported to be involved in such behaviour will receive one formal warning only. A second incident will result in them being asked to leave the Troop.
- It is expected that all Scouts should make an effort to achieve the Crean Awards, Adventure Skills and Special Interest Badges.
- No matter what venue we use we will leave it cleaner than it was when we arrived. Tidying up is the responsibility of every member.
- Scouts’ mobile phones must be turned off before all meetings and activities begin.
- Only Scouts who are appropriately trained should use knives, axes and saws.
- Scouts are not allowed to smoke or drink alcohol on any Scout activity.
- Scouts are not allowed to curse or use inappropriate language.
- Scouts must respect all others and listen when someone else is talking.
Consequences of not following the Charter
1. A verbal warning will be given.
2. A sanction should be issued if the Code is broken again. An example of a sanction is being excluded from a game or activity.
3. If the Code is being broken on a repeated basis, the Patrol Leader’s Council could interview the Scout.
4. If the Scout continues to break the Code, then the Scout’s parents will become involved. A discussion will be held between the Scouter, parents and scout to talk about the recurring problem and how to address it.
5. If this fails to work, the Scout may be required to take a break from Troop activities so that he or she can think about whether Scouting is really for him or her.