CODE OF CONDUCT


It is the policy and spirit of Cub Scout Pack 3283 of Belmont, Michigan, that leadership and scouts accept and treat each other with kindness, respect, and love. Both in word and in deed, the leadership and scouts are expected to model Christ- like behavior in their interactions. While we acknowledge that “no one is perfect”, certain expectations must be met in order to ensure a safe and caring scouting community. Therefore, Pack 3283 has established the following Code of Conduct to provide Scouts, Parents, and Adult Leaders with a framework of expectations and disciplinary actions for all members of the Pack. This Code of Conduct will help ensure a common language and understanding for behavioral expectations, and consequences, allowing us to create an atmosphere conducive to fun, safety, and the values of Scouting.

EXPECTATIONS

Cub Scouts and Tiger Cubs l Always be on time.
Call your Den Leader if you will be unable to attend the Den or Pack activity.
l Wear a proper uniform with PRIDE – clean, neat, and complete – to all Scouting events. l Listen and pay attention
In response to the “wolf ears” signal, silently return the sign
l Respect one another and your leader
Keep hands and feet to yourselves. Don’t take anything from anyone else without first asking permission
l Show respect for your surroundings, indoors and out, leaving them in as good or better condition than when they were found (Cub Scouts Leave No Trace)
l Always follow Akela
l Always DO YOUR BEST!!
We will:
Respect the pack leadership as well as other adults
Show respect for fellow scouts
Obey the leadership immediately
We will NOT:
Make verbal threats of physical aggression or violence
Hurtfully tease or bully other Scouts
Abuse or destroy property
Intentionally create situations that endanger ourselves or others Use foul language
Parents
  • l  Assist your son in learning the Pack 3283 Code of Conduct
  • l  Work with Den and Pack Leaders as requested to ensure that all boys in their Den follow the code.
  • l  Act as role models, demonstrating proper behaviors, language, etc
  • l  Pay attention, and in response to the “wolf ears” signal, silently return the sign
  • l  Parents are responsible for the conduct of their non-scout children during Pack activities
  • l  Cub Scouting is a program based on parent (or guardian) and son participation. It is expected that a parent or
    an adult family member accompanies the Scout on all Pack activities, including Pack Meetings. Parents will
    also be asked to participate in Den level activities from time to time.
  • l  No use of alcohol, tobacco products, or illegal drugs is permitted while at Scout functions
    Adult Leaders
    l Treat all Cub Scouts and Tiger Cubs as individuals, respecting their unique needs and capabilities l Act as a role model, demonstrating proper behaviors, language, etc
    l Wear your uniform at all scouting events
    l Assume responsibility for the safety, well being, and behavior of your charges at all times.
    l Follow Boy Scout rules regarding discipline and other matters
RESPECT

We strive to provide our Scouts with a fun, safe and enjoyable scouting experience. Our Adult Leaders donate many hours of their free time to achieve this goal.
All Adult Leaders should be given your respect. Directions given by Adult Leaders must be obeyed for the good of all Scouts. Failure to do so may result in parental notification and at an extreme, dismissal from that Scouting function. Members of Pack 3283 are expected to respect each other. Any behavior that injures, demeans, or offends other members of the Pack is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.


DISCIPLINE

Participation in any Scouting activity by a Scout, Parent, or Adult Leader will be conducted in a manner that upholds the principals, standards, and ideas of the Boy Scouts of America as set forth in the Cub Scout Promise and Law.
We recognize that for boys to grow to responsible men, they need to be held accountable for their actions. Therefore, any Scout who intentionally participates in an activity that has the potential to harm himself or other Pack members, or behaves in a manner that reflects negatively upon the Pack or the Boy Scouts of America, will be disciplined accordingly. Behavior that is cause for disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to, the following:
l Not following the Cubmaster’s or Leader’s directions
l Significantly unsafe actions which may endanger himself or others
l Exploring physical hazards without permission and supervision
l Leaving designated areas without the Cubmaster’s or Leader’s permission
l Use of cursing or foul language
l Excessively rowdy, unruly, loud, disrespectful, disobedient, or disruptive behavior l Physical or verbal hazing or harassment of others
l Use of any controlled or illegal substances during any Scouting function

CONSEQUENCES
  1. Minor infractions will result in a verbal warning from the den or pack leader. The Scout is expected to cease the problem behaviors.
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    supervision; although he may be removed from an activity for a brief period of time. The Scout may return to the activity when he is in control of himself or the situation.
  3. Temporary suspension will be required if a Scout refuses to curb his behavior after verbal warnings and/or time- outs. If the parents are not present, they will be called and asked to pick up their Scout.
  4. Indefinite suspension is required for a Scout that refuses to curb his behavior after all other warnings have been expended. The behaviors will be discussed with the parents and the Scout so that appropriate action can be taken. The goal of the suspension is to return the Scout to the pack and/or den after the inappropriate behaviors have been corrected.
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to teach and establish discipline and respect in our meetings, our families, and our community. It is not the purpose of this code to malign, embarrass, harass or enforce undue rules or restrictions on the Scouts or their families.
Scouts and parents are asked to conduct themselves and help others conduct themselves in the manners outlined above so that everyone involved can have a safe and open environment for fun and learning.

Adult participation is an integral part of Scouting. Adults are expected to actively engage the Scouts – assisting them with activities, and helping them stay on task and under control. Each Scout should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at Scout functions. Exceptions may be discussed with the Den Leader.