Introduction: The Woodcraft League of America℠ is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members. We believe in promoting the values of integrity, respect, responsibility, and stewardship in our interactions and activities. This Code of Conduct outlines the behavior expected from all members of the Woodcraft League of America℠ to ensure a positive and enriching experience for everyone involved.
- Respect for Others:
a. Treat all individuals with dignity, kindness, and respect, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, any other discriminatory factors, or abilities.
b. Listen actively, value diverse perspectives, and engage in constructive dialogue.
c. Refrain from engaging in any form of harassment, discrimination, or bullying, including verbal, physical, or online harassment.
- Personal Conduct:
a. Act responsibly and ethically, upholding the values and principles of the Woodcraft League of America℠.
b. Demonstrate good sportsmanship and fairness in all activities, respecting the rules and guidelines set forth by the organization.
c. Avoid engaging in behaviors that may bring discredit to the Woodcraft League of America℠ or its members.
- Environmental Stewardship:
a. Foster a deep respect and appreciation for the natural world.
b. Practice Leave No Trace principles and promote responsible outdoor practices to minimize our impact on the environment.
c. Advocate for the conservation and protection of natural resources.
a. Prioritize safety in all activities, following recommended guidelines, protocols, and safety procedures.
b. Take responsibility for personal safety and the safety of others, ensuring proper training, equipment, and preparedness for outdoor adventures.
c. Report any safety concerns or incidents to the appropriate authorities and take necessary actions to mitigate risks.
a. Uphold honesty, integrity, and accountability in all interactions, both within the Woodcraft League of America℠ and in the broader community.
b. Respect the rights and property of others, including intellectual property rights and the confidentiality of sensitive information.
c. Report any violations of this Code of Conduct promptly and responsibly.
- Compliance with Laws and Regulations:
a. Abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies.
b. Adhere to any additional guidelines or rules established by the Woodcraft League of America℠, Tribes, or Lodges.
- Continuous Learning and Growth:
a. Strive for personal growth and development in outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental knowledge.
b. Seek opportunities to expand knowledge, share experiences, and support the learning journeys of others.
c. Embrace a spirit of curiosity, open-mindedness, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
By adhering to this Code of Conduct, members of the Woodcraft League of America℠ contribute to creating a welcoming and positive community where everyone can thrive and enjoy the benefits of outdoor education and adventure. Together, we build strong bonds, foster environmental stewardship, and inspire a love for the natural world. Let us honor these principles and work towards a shared vision of a sustainable and interconnected future.