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Boy Scouts of America Scouter Code of Conduct

On my honor, I promise to do my best to comply with this Boy Scouts of America Scouter Code of Conduct while serving in my capacity as an adult leader:

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 Scouting  accountable to those standards. I will exercise sound judgment and demonstrate good leadership and use the Scouting program 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 Youth  Protection training requirements. I will be familiar with and follow:•  BSA Youth Protection policies and guidelines, including mandatory reporting. • BSA Guide to Safe Scouting.•  The Sweet Sixteen of BSA Safety.

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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