Attendance and Behaviour Policy

Attendance Policy

Any Beaver, Cub or Scout who do not attend regularly lose out by not having the opportunity to complete their badge work, their attendance patterns have a detrimental effect on the rest of their lodge, six or Patrol and they can create problems for the leaders in organising activities. They are also depriving another child of a place in the Group. The 65th can have a long waiting list.

Any Beaver, Cub or Scout who misses three consecutive weeks without valid reason (principally illness) will immediately forfeit their place in the Group. Further, any Beaver, Cub or Scout who misses 6 or more weeks in the term, again without a valid reason, may be asked to leave the group at the end of term.

Behaviour Policy

We have developed our own rules which will help our members have the best time whilst with us

  • Follow the appropriate section law, promise and motto in everything we do
  • Show respect to leaders, other scouts, parents, and guests
  • Listen and pay attention at all times, especially when someone else is speaking
  • Respect other peoples property and other scouts at all times
  • Wear uniform and neckers at every meeting unless told otherwise
  • Leave mobile phones, game consoles and other similar devices at home
  • Not allow bullying
  • Have fun!

The 65th operates a three-strike system;

  1. In the first instance of poor behaviour, the scout will be asked to stop by one of the leadership team.
  2. If the poor behaviour continues, a verbal warning will be given.
  3. If they then carry on with the poor behaviour, they will be removed from the activity.
They may also be removed from activities for more serious behaviour. This is at the discretion of the leader in charge.

Parents will be informed when there child has been removed from an activity, and will also be informed of repeated poor behaviour over a series of meetings. The support and cooperation of all parents in reinforcing these rules will ensure that our scouts can enjoy and benefit from all our activities.