Team work: at the heart of the adventure.

The aim of The Scout Association and 11th Folkestone Scout Group is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. To support that aim, how our members, young people as well as adults,  behave and conduct themselves is very important to us.

Underpinning our Behaviour Code is the Scout Promise that all members make (although the Beaver and Cub promises are slightly different, the principle remains relevant):

On my honour, I promise

that I will do my best

to do my duty to God and to the Queen,

to help other people

and to keep the scout law.

Our Behaviour Code


Unacceptable Behaviour

Unacceptable behaviour includes the following:

  • Violence and aggression
  • Bullying
  • Dishonesty
  • Deliberate disobedience
  • Lack of respect to any other person
  • Swearing
  • Spitting
  • Racial harassment
  • Deliberate damage to equipment or buildings

How we manage unacceptable behaviour:


Young People First

Safeguarding our Young People and protecting our adult.

It is the policy of The Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all Members by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

Yello Card - Young People First

The Scout Association is committed to:

  • taking into account in all its considerations and activities the interests and well-being of young people
  • respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom it is working
  • taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, and
  • promoting the welfare of young people and their protection within a relationship of trust.

All adults aged eighteen or over, no matter what their role or involvement within Scouting, are responsible for putting this policy into practice at all times.

The Association’s ‘Young People First’ code of good practice is published in the form of a pocket size yellow card that all adults in Scouting are asked to keep with them. This contains information about how to report concerns or allegations of abuse and also a code of behaviour that all adults are required to follow.