Behaviour policy

1st Liss Scout Troop Behaviour Policy

The Scouting Purpose and Method is based upon personal development, learning by doing and enjoyment. We promote positive behaviour to help make Scouting an enjoyable and safe experience for all.

1st Liss Scout Troop’s Behaviour Policy has been developed taking account of Scout Association guidance and the framework is intended for use only in exceptional circumstances to address persistent challenging behaviour or continued breaking of the Code of Conduct.

Whilst the Leaders will do their best to avoid the need to implement the measures outlined, the Behaviour Policy exists to protect all members of the Troop and to support our ability to deliver safe, fun Scouting.

  • Any behaviour seen as inappropriate or socially unacceptable for the time and place, affecting the enjoyment or rights of others, or against the Code will be given a maximum of two verbal warnings
  • Any further inappropriate behaviour following the warnings will result a report to the Scout Leader or Senior Leader present and in immediate exclusion from an activity or task
  • If the behaviour persists from a youth member, parent(s) / guardian(s) will be invited to meet with the Scout Leader and the young person to discuss the issue and to agree next steps
  • Should there be any further related behaviour issues this will be reported to the Group Scout Leader for review and consideration of further action. This may include:
    • Mutual agreement with the parent(s) / guardian(s) for the young person to stay away from the next meeting or meetings
    • Further escalation and consultation with the District Commissioner, who has the authority to suspend a member from Scouting. Such a suspension would be undertaken in accordance with the process prescribed in the Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules
  • Scout Leaders reserve the right to send a member home during any meeting or activity, by contacting a parent / guardian to arrange immediate collection, should the member’s behaviour be considered as significantly inappropriate