Adult Leader Resources

Below are resources in text and video format for Adult Leaders and other volunteers.  As always, contact the Cubmaster or Committee Chair for help at any time!

Scouter Code of Conduct

Every adult volunteer (we call them Scouters) must agree to abide by the Scouter Code of Conduct.

1.  I have completed or will complete my registration with the Boy Scouts of America, answering all questions truthfully
and honestly.

2.  I will do my best to live up to the Scout Oath and Scout Law, obey all laws, and hold others in Scoutingaccountable to those standards. I will exercise sound judgment and demonstrate good leadership and use the Scoutingprogram for its intended purpose consistent with the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

3.  I will make the protection of youth a personal priority. I will complete and remain current with YouthProtection training requirements. I will be familiar with and follow:

• BSA Youth Protection policies and guidelines, including mandatory reporting:
www.scouting.org/training/youth-protection/
• The Guide to Safe Scouting: www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss
• The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety: www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/gss/sweet16

4.  When transporting youth, I will obey all laws, comply with Youth Protection guidelines, and follow safe driving practices.

5.  I will respect and abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Boy Scouts of America, BSA policies, and BSA-provided
training, including but not limited to those relating to:

• Unauthorized fundraising activities
• Advocacy on social and political issues, including prohibited use of the BSA uniform and brand
• Bullying, hazing, harassment, and unlawful discrimination of any kind

6.  I will not discuss or engage in any form of sexual conduct while engaged in Scouting activities. I will refer youth with
questions regarding these topics to talk to their parents or spiritual advisor.

7.  I confirm that I have fully disclosed and will disclose in the future any of the following:

• Any criminal suspicion, charges, or convictions of a crime or offense involving abuse, violence, sexual misconduct,
or any misconduct involving minors or juveniles
• Any investigation or court order involving domestic violence, child abuse, or similar matter
• Any criminal charges or convictions for offenses involving controlled substances, driving while
intoxicated, firearms, or dangerous weapons

8.  I will not possess, distribute, transport, consume, or use any of the following items prohibited by law or in violation of
any Scouting rules, regulations, and policies:

• Alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, including marijuana
• Concealed or unconcealed firearms, fireworks, or explosives
• Pornography or materials containing words or images inconsistent with Scouting values

9.  If I am taking prescription medications with the potential of impairing my functioning or judgment, I will not engage in
activities that would put youth at risk, including driving or operating equipment.

10.  I will take steps to prevent or report any violation of this code of conduct by others in connection with
Scouting activities.

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