Behaviour Policy


Our behaviour policy applies to leaders, children and parents

All the group’s section leaders and helpers are volunteers who devote a considerable amount of their personal time to training, planning and preparing activities for your children to give them opportunities to grow and develop through activities and games.

We accept that the children are not in School; however we do expect the same level of respect to be displayed toward both the leaders and other members within the group as they would teachers.

Our meetings are for a short period of time each week and it is unfair on everybody if time is wasted trying to maintain control when it is one individual causing the disruption. 

In a worst case scenario, and we will do everything in our power to avoid this, a persistently disruptive child will have to leave the group. 

The basis of the policy is for the young people to follow the PROMISE that they made when they were enrolled in the section. They must also follow the guidelines of the Scout Method which can be found below of this Policy along with the Scout Association’s Child Protection and Anti-Bullying Policy. 

There may be a genuine reason for a child to exhibit behavior which under different circumstances could be deemed to be disruptive. We need to know in advance to enable us to have adequate leaders in place to deal with this. You may be asked to assist in these circumstances. 

As leaders of the Scout Movement we are required to operate within the framework of the Scout Associations Policy, Organisation and Rules. You may hear us talk about P.O.R.

This document is available for anyone to download and view at the Scout Association web site.

Behaviour Code

Verbal Warnings

If the behaviour of a young person, group of young people or adult is considered to have fallen below that stated in the ‘Behaviour Code’ that person/s involved will be asked by a leader to stop. If poor behaviour persists a yellow card will be issued.
The leader may choose to talk to the parents after a session in order to establish a possible underlying cause.

Yellow Cards

The young person/s involved will have to sit out for a time period suitable for the sections of the child and depending on the incident.

Red Cards

A Red Card will be issued for a serious offence or multiple yellow cards / verbal warnings.