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Social Media: Terms of Use

We want to hear from you!

Community is integral to Scouting, so we encourage you to share your ideas and feedback and thank you for doing so. Just remember that we want comments to further the conversation for our readership. That’s why we keep 99.9% of the comments that hit our pages. You’re probably wondering, “What does that .1% that we remove look like?” Well, it’s usually one, two, or all of these three things:

Harassment: Sharing ideas and information is good. Being disrespectful towards others is bad. It’s that simple. Please respect the contributors and one another in your comments. A Scout is Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Cheerful, and Reverent, so be civil in your discourse, respect other viewpoints, and please, no ad-hominem attacks on a person or introduction of information from another’s personal pages: stick to the topic at hand.

Anonymous Posting: You have to identify yourself honestly. Think of this as Roundtable on the internet. We only accept comments from people who identify themselves. A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, and Brave, so be you, stay faithful to what you stand for, and don’t be afraid to associate your name with your ideas.

Promos and Ads: If your post or comment is simply a commercial or promo for goods or services, we reserve the right to remove it. A Scout is Helpful, Thrifty, and Clean but doesn’t try to hawk her/his wares to other Scouts under the guise of these traits (or clutter the comments section with promotional materials, for that matter). If you’re looking for advertising or sponsorship opportunities with NCAC, please reach out to us directly for more information.

Do remember to keep your comments Scout friendly. While our pages are frequented most often by our adult leaders and members, they are still accessible to the broader Scouting community. Besides, maintaining the highest of youth protection standards at all times is simply good practice. And while we do our best to look at everything in the most positive and favorable light, we do reserve the right to remove any comment at any time that we deem to fall outside of our mission or standards.

If you have any questions on the commenting policy, please let us know. After all, a Scout is Obedient. You know, if the Scout doesn’t agree with the usage policy, he/she tries to change it within the rules…and doesn’t troll.