An ASM in our Troop is insisting that the Troop adopt a formal Bullying Policy (the lack of one in their former Troop, and refusal to adopt one after repeated incidents, was a reason they joined our Troop). They want more than a generalized "Bullying is Bad" statement, which is all I get from the official BSA statement, and is what our Troop currently has. They want a statement with specific levels of interdiction and escalation.
Does anyone have something like this, or a guide/example that we can follow? When googling, I found one Troop who had something posted like we were looking for: http://troop185welle...ying policy.pdf
Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Policy excerpts:“The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secureenvironment possible for its youth members.”“Bullying, verbal, physical, and cyber bullying are prohibited in Scouting.”Boy Scout Troop 185 Bullying PolicyAnti-bullying statement:A safe Scouting environment is one in which every Scout develops emotionally, intellectually,and physically in a supportive atmosphere free of intimidation and abuse.Bullying of any type has no place in a Scouting setting.Troop 185 will endeavor to maintain an environment free of bullyingThe Troop 185 Troop Committee and the leadership shall not tolerate bullying.Definition:“Bullying” is the repeated use by one or more individuals of a written, verbal or electronicexpression or a physical act or gesture or any combination thereof, directed at a victim that:(i) causes physical or emotional harm to the victim or damage to the victim’s property(ii) places the victim in reasonable fear of harm to himself or of damage to his property(iii) creates a hostile environment at a scout function for the victim(iv) infringes on the rights of the victim at a scout function(v) causes the scout to feel like they cannot participate in a scout activityPolicy:Part 1: Any incident of bullying shall be reported immediately to the unit leader in charge at theevent.- The unit leader and both sets of parents will confer to come to an immediate resolution.Resolution A: Bullying scout apologizes and victim accepts apology (preferred outcome).If bullying persists the offending scout will need to leave the event.Resolution B: If accord cannot be made between the two scouts the bullying scout willneed to leave the event immediately.Part 2: A second incidence of bullying by the same scout at a subsequent event shall result in theexpulsion of that scout from the event. A written warning will be issued by the unit leader.Part 3: A third incidence of bullying by the same scout will result in expulsion from the Troop.Part 4: Any incident of physical bullying shall result in the immediate expulsion of the offenderfrom the event.Part 5: The second incident of physical bullying results in immediate expulsion from the Troop.