The Purpose of Chamboree 2022 is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials, as individuals as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

It is the policy of Chamboree 2022 to safeguard the welfare of all participants by protecting them from physical, sexual and emotional harm. To achieve this policy of Young People First, it is a requirement for all persons to act within a code of behaviour when dealing with young people at our event. Leaders and IST should adhere to the guidance given in the ‘Yellow Card‘ (Scouts) and ‘Volunteer Code of Conduct‘ (Guides), Young Leaders should adhere to the guidance given in the ‘Orange Card‘.

Alcohol and Safe Scouting

Leaders and IST should adhere to the guidance given in the ‘Green Card‘ in respect of our Alcohol Policy, and the ‘Purple Card‘ in respect of our Safety Policy. Any individual displaying signs of alcohol abuse or behaving in an anti-social manner may be excluded from the site. The Camp Chief and the organising team will not hesitate to close the Bar facility or order the removal of individuals if this facility is abused. Chamboree is an “illegal drug free” zone anybody found using drugs will be removed from site and in the case of campers under the age of 18, parents will be called to collect offenders. Anybody selling or distributing illegal substances will be reported to the Police – there are no exceptions.

Code of behaviour

Do remember that you are a role model at ALL times. Set a good example for others to follow

Do treat everyone with dignity and respect in line with Scouting and Guiding Values

Do treat all young people equally – do not show favouritism

Do follow the adult-to-young person ratios at all times

Do remember that you have been placed in a position of trust – do not abuse this

Do report all allegations, suspicions and concerns immediately

Do remember that someone may misinterpret your actions

Do respect a young person’s right to personal privacy

Do act within appropriate boundaries, even in difficult circumstances

Do encourage an open and transparent culture, where people can challenge inappropriate attitudes or behaviours

Do make everyone (young people, parents and carers, Young Leaders and other helpers) aware of our safeguarding arrangements and share our Code of Behaviour

Do create an environment where young people feel safe to voice their concerns

Do have separate sleeping accommodation for young people, adults and Young Leaders working with a younger section

Do plan activities that involve more than one other person being present, or at least within sight and hearing of others

Do not plan to be alone with a young person

Do not drink alcohol when you are directly responsible for young people and never allow young people to drink alcohol

Do not trivialise abuse or let it go unreported

Do not join in physical contact games with young people

Do not overstep the boundaries between yourself and young people by engaging in friendships or sexual relationships

Do not allow activities that encourage bullying behaviour including initiation ceremonies, dares or forfeits

Do not use inappropriate, suggestive or threatening language, whether verbal, written or online

Do not rely on your reputation or position to protect you.