Standards for Behaviour and Appearance

Involvement in any of the following Big Five will result in your being sent home immediately:

1. Participating in or encouraging immoral behaviour of any kind, including breaking the law of chastity or viewing pornography in any form

2. Shoplifting, theft, or vandalism of any kind

3. Breaking the Word of Wisdom, including possessing illegal substances

4. Possessing weapons or firearms of any kind

5. Doing anything harmful to yourself or others, physically or spiritually

While you are at an FSY event, please follow these dress and appearance guidelines from For the Strength of Youth (booklet, 2011):

• Be neat, modest, and clean in your clothing and grooming

• Do not wear clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing

• Do not wear short shorts or short skirts

• Make sure your shirt covers your stomach and your shoulders

• Do not wear clothing that is low-cut in the front or back

• Avoid extremes in hairstyles and clothing

• Do not wear body piercings – young women may wear one pair of earrings; young men should not wear earrings

Please see packing list (at the bottom of your session page) and FAQ page for more information about what to bring to FSY.

As an FSY leader, counsellor, or member of staff you are asked to set an example. Therefore, please follow these additional dress and appearance guidelines:

• Modest hair styles – clean and neat with no extremes or unnatural colours

• To ensure safety, wear long trousers and strapped footwear; flip-flops or bare feet walking is not appropriate

• Tops, skirts, or dresses can be worn when appropriate, but must cover the garments (also during sports activities), even if the person has not yet received the endowment

For male FSY leaders:

o Clean shaven – no facial hair of any kind; sideburns must not go below the ear lobes

o Hair must be trimmed above the collar; ears and eyes must be visible; ponytails, pigtails, braids, man buns, or top knots are inappropriate; tucking the hair behind the ears or hiding it under a hat does not meet the expectations

o Sunday Dress Clothing includes a white collared dress shirt that buttons down the front (shirttails should always be tucked in), a conservative tie, and suit trousers or smart trousers with smart shoes should be worn

Individuals, legal guardians, and leaders, please ensure these standards are understood before the departure to any FSY event.

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