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Using Clean Language (Good Temper) and the Scout Law

Where is the program material about Scouts and Scouters using clean language on and off the internet? This topic applies to all Scouting programs using the Scout Oath and Law
(e.g. Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing BSA and Sea Scouts BSA.)

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Some historical quotations and extracts

Scour Law BSA

  • “The Scout Law and the Internet”, in theScouts BSA Handbook for Girls, ed. 14, chapter 13, PERSONAL SAFETY AWARENESS, p.411 - “Clean: Use clean language and discuss only appropriate topics when using digital devices to communicate with others.”, 39006, SKU 648768, 2019 printing,
  • Tiger Cub Scout Handbook, 32552, SKU 646427,2018 printing, p… 19. - “A Scout is CLEAN - Keep your body and mind fit. …”
  • BSA Home > About the BSA > FAQ > What are the Scout Oath and Scout Law?

Good Temper

Scouting for Boys, 1908, public domain, Part IV. Endurance and chivalry, chapter VII Chivalry of the knights., WikipediA page, extract:

  1. Self-discipline: To instructors, Honour, Obedience and discipline, Courage, Good temper and cheeriness, Books to read, Practice in self-discipline, Games

Clean Speech

“BSA Scout Law,1911” edited abstract in “Scout Law History”, inquiry.net,

“11. A SCOUT IS CLEAN. He keeps clean in body and thought, stands for clean speech, clean sport, clean habits, and travels with a clean crowd.”

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