OUR PLEDGE OF PERFORMANCE

  1. We will use the Safe Swim Defense in any swimming activity. Safety Afloat in all craft activity on the water, and Climb on Safely for climbing activity.
  2. We will use trucks only for transporting equipment—no passengers except in the cab. All passenger cars, station wagons, recreational vehicles, and cabs of trucks will have a seat belt for each passenger.
  3. We agree to enforce reasonable travel speed (in accordance with national, state, and local laws) and use only vehicles that are in safe mechanical condition.
  4. We will be certain that fires are attended at all times.
  5. We will apply for a fire permit from local authorities in all areas where it is required.
  6. We will at all times be a credit to the Boy Scouts of America and will not tolerate rowdyism or un-Scoutlike conduct, keeping a constant check on all members of our group.
  7. We will maintain high standards of personal cleanliness and orderliness and will operate a clean and sanitary camp, leaving it in a better condition than we found it.
  8. We will not litter or bury any trash, garbage, or tin cans. All rubbish that cannot be burned will be placed in a tote-litter bag and taken to the nearest recognized trash disposal, or all the way home if necessary.
  9. We will not deface trees, restrooms, or other objects with initials or writing.
  10. We will respect the property of others and will not trespass.
  11. We will not cut standing trees or shrubs without specific permission from the landowner or manager.
  12. We will collect only souvenirs that are gifts to us and that we purchase.
  13. We will pay our own way and not expect concessions or entertainment from any individual or group.
  14. We will provide every member of our party an opportunity to attend religious services on the Sabbath.
  15. We will observe the courtesy to write thank-you notes to persons who assisted us on our trip.
  16. We will, in case of backcountry expedition, read and abide by the Wilderness Use Policy of the BSA.
  17. We will notify, in case of serious trouble, our local council service center, our parents, or other local contact.
  18. If more than one vehicle is used to transport our group, we will establish rendezvous points at the start of each day and not attempt to have drivers closely follow the group vehicle in front of them.