Code of Conduct

 

We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men....If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. (Thirteenth Article of Faith.)

I understand that my purpose in participating in Heroic Youth is to learn servant-leadership, and to be an example and servant/mentor of the other attendees and that I will, at all times during the events, stay true to that purpose. Furthermore, I acknowledge that if I do not fulfill my duties, including the requirements in the Youth Leader Contract, I may be removed from my role, and/or future events, at the discretion of the Heroic Youth Board, without refunded registration. Since my conduct reflects on the organization and events as a whole, I will at all times exhibit attitudes and behaviors which will exemplify the spirit of Heroic Youth. While at Heroic Youth events, I will  follow the standards outlined below. 

I will live a chaste and virtuous life. I will use clean language. I will respect others. I will not participate in any activities that could be deemed as harassing (sexual, physical, emotional, or otherwise), demeaning, or hurtful, whether in person, or over any form of digital or social media, or any type of communication. 

While at Heroic Youth events, youth leaders agree to refrain from sexual behavior and public displays of affection. Youth and adults agree to follow all policies regarding Youth Protection training including never being alone with another attendee, youth, or adult, and always staying in groups of at least three people at all times. If a report or complaint of abuse or inappropriate behavior is made, youth and adults will inform a member of the Heroic Youth Board immediately. Local authorities may be contacted in an emergency and any parents involved will be informed immediately.

For further reference, Heroic Youth follows the guidelines outlined here: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/callings/church-safety-and-health/training-and-video-resources/youth-protection?lang=eng)

I will observe the expectations for modest dress and appearance. I understand that costumes must be modest and appropriate for my role. Hair color must be a naturally occurring color for human hair. Hairstyles will be conservative and not extreme. (Some leeway is given to those acting as villains who may use makeup or other enhancements to add to their appearance.)

I will abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and any other substance abuse. I will not possess, use, or distribute any illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, vaping products, or any other like substance. If I take medications, I will ensure I take them responsibly and not share them with others.

I will be honest at all times. I will not commit any illegal act. I understand that vandalism, disturbing the peace, or other inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. I am responsible for my own belongings. I understand that I will have to pay for any damage that I may cause. Heroic Youth is acting in good faith and will not be liable for damages, loss, expenses, or inconvenience related to any loss, damages, or injury to my person or property; or any damage, loss, expense, or inconvenience resulting from any cause whatsoever.

I understand that no non-registered guests are allowed to Heroic Youth events unless Heroic Youth grants permission in advance, and that any unauthorized guests will be asked to leave immediately.

I will act responsibly and respectfully while traveling to and from any event. I will not give rides unless parental permission is expressly given.

It is the policy of Heroic Youth that local authorities be called if there is an emergency of any kind. In a life-threatening emergency, call 911 first, then contact a member of the Heroic Youth Board immediately.

I agree to abide by any additional rules which may be announced and to accept the consequences of their violation. I will encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Code of Conduct.