Troop 575 Policies
Troop 575 Scout Account Policy:
Adopted by Troop 575 Committee Nov 2019
Troop 575 Activity Meal Costs Policy:
Adopted by Troop 575 Committee Dec 2019
Troop 575 Fuel Defrayment Policy:
Adopted by Troop 575 Committee Jan 2020
Troop 575 Code of Conduct:
Members of Troop 575 will conduct themselves by the Scout Oath and Law, which are referenced in the Scout Handbook. Scouts and Scouters (adults) are expected to conduct themselves accordingly.
The spirit of Scouting dictates high expectations for the behavior of troop members -- higher than the standards we often experience in our daily lives. Self-control and self-discipline are attributes expected from all Scouts and Scouters. In order to ensure the health and safety of troop members (youth and adult) and in order for the troop to function effectively, disciplinary actions may be necessary. Discipline and control must be treated as an individual matter, realizing that the basic discipline is preventative in nature rather than regulatory or restrictive. Discipline actions will be conducted away from the troop, with two-deep leadership (praise in public, criticize in private). Adult leaders will never use corporal (physical) punishment, nor subject a Scout to ridicule or embarrassment in front of his peers. Troop adults are expected to enforce a fair and consistent disciplinary plan.
Items Prohibited from all Troop 575 activities
Acts of Misconduct
Less Serious Acts of Misconduct include, but are not limited to:
More Serious Acts of Misconduct include, but are not limited to:
Any Scouter, Scout, or parent is strongly encouraged to report unacceptable behavior to the adult leader(s) in charge of the activity at the earliest possible opportunity. The adult leader in charge will then determine the best course of action based on the following guidelines. Offenders will be offered due process. The adult leader in charge of the event will be required to notify the Scoutmaster and the Troop Committee Chair of the incident, regardless of the outcome, at their earliest possible convenience.
If repeated offenses or more serious Acts of Misconduct occur on an outing, the leader in charge has the right to call the Scout’s parents and ask them to come and pick up their Scout immediately. In this scenario, no money will be refunded for the activity.
Level 1: Counseling
The action taken for a first offense involving less serious Acts of Misconduct
consists of a conference with the Scout by a Scoutmaster or other adult leader.
The Scoutmaster will report on disciplinary counseling events to the Troop
Level 2: Written Warning
This action is taken when Level 1 actions are unsuccessful, there are multiple offenses, or for more serious Acts of Misconduct. The Scoutmaster will write a letter to parents with a copy going to the Committee Chair. The letter will contain the following:
Level 3: Disciplinary Hearing
This action will be taken when Level 1 and Level 2 have not been successful at correcting behavior. The hearing will consist of a meeting between the Scout, his parent(s), the Scoutmaster, and appropriate representatives of the Troop Committee. Meeting minutes and any agreements reached will be forwarded to all parties at the conclusion. This hearing may result in a Scout being (a) put on probation or (b) suspended.
Inappropriate behavior by parents and/or leaders in the troop may be brought to the attention of the Scoutmaster and/or Committee Chair and appropriate action may be taken by either. In general, any such action can be expected to be tied to the nature of the offense and can generally be expected to follow the above outlined consequences for Scouts. It should be noted that this may include asking a parent not to attend meetings, activities, and/or campouts. In the case of the latter, any actions by the Scoutmaster and/or Committee Chair must be reported to the Troop Committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
This is to acknowledge that our family has discussed the Troop 575 Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy and we are willing to accept and abide by them.
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Scout / Scouter Signature Parent(s) Signature
Adopted by Troop 575 Committee Apr 2020