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Code of Conduct

Respectful behaviour within Scouting is essential, so we have developed a Code of Conduct for all leaders, adult helpers and children to follow.

As a leader, I promise to …

  • Ensure all members, leaders and helpers are as safe as possible by conducting risk assessments for everything we do.
  • Organise a range of fun and interesting activities, in a safe and supportive environment
  • Never engage in bullying, intimidation or harassment
  • Never engage in offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
  • Treat everyone fairly.

As a Scout, I promise to …

  • Have fun, try new things and learn new skills
  • Not deliberately put myself or others in danger
  • Respect other people’s opinions
  • Show pride in being a member of Scouts
  • Look after Scouts’ & Leaders’ property and respect other people’s possessions
  • Listen quietly to instructions and not be disruptive
  • Treat other people how I would like to be treated myself
  • Dress appropriately: smart and in full uniform (shirt, necker and woggle, with badges sewn on) when required; or in suitable clothing for outdoor activities
  • Attend regularly and be punctual
  • Take an active part in games and activities, following the rules
  • Keep my mobile phone turned off and put away.


I understand that if I do not follow this Code, my parents or carers may be told, and I may:

  • Be required to apologise to other Scouts, adult helpers and Leaders.
  • Receive a formal warning from the Leaders
  • Be excluded from certain activities
  • Be excluded from attending
  • Be required to leave Scouts.

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