The Short List:
- Be nice and practice good sportsmanship at all times.
- Don’t copy or steal things from other people or the internet.
- Do have fun!
Scout community members are:
1. Having fun!
Scout players enjoy what they’re doing, and find participation worthwhile, fun, and engaging. If that’s not happening for you, because of technology issues, not understanding what’s being asked, or any other issue, you can consult the Help section of Scout, including the FAQ list to see if there is a solution to the problem you are experiencing.
If it’s not in the help section, we want to hear about it. Use the Feedback button at the bottom of the page to tell us about what’s making it not fun for you. If you are having fun, and you’d like to tell us about it, you can use the Feedback button too. We like hearing about things that we’re doing right. If you have ideas about what might make Scout more fun, or things that we could do to expand our reach, use the Feedback button. All community members are welcome to submit new ideas.
Scout community members complete activities honestly. Really, if you’re cheating, you’re cheating yourself out of opportunities to explore, create, and enrich yourself. Taking other people’s work and passing it off as your own, whether the work is in print or floating about on the internet, is a particularly pernicious form of cheating called plagiarism.
Library Staff (anyone with the Scout Compass as their avatar) reserve the right to delete your posts, activities, points, and/or your account if you’re found to be cheating, with or without warning.
3. Friendly, courteous, kind, cheerful, etc.
While it may be tempting to display inappropriate behavior online because “it’s just a name”, there are actual people behind the names and avatars on Scout, and you being a jerk to them, harassing them, or otherwise behaving badly interferes with their enjoyment of Scout.
Therefore, Library Staff (anyone with the Scout Compass as their avatar) reserve the right to delete your posts, activities, points, and/or your account if you display behavior that is rude, offensive, harassing, trolling, flamebaiting, flaming, or spamming, or for any other reason, if it interferes with other people’s experience on and enjoyment of Scout. We may do this with or without warning.
Scout participation is public; what you post can be seen by anyone. For that reason, we encourage you to be considerate about what you post.