Dave Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM)
Tue, 26 Apr 1994 12:10:46 -0400
Chris Rankin writes:
> Perhaps those of you out there who think that it's OK to
> casually drink alcohol at a scouting event where only leaders are
> attending (i.e. dinner, training, etc.) can help me with this one.....
> Thanks for the input. I'm just curious about how to possibly handle
> the situation, if it should arise, on the campout we're holding to
> finish up the course this weekend.
In this particular case, I don't think the fact that you are an adult leader,
but under your state's legal age to consume alcohol comes in to play. I don't
have my Guide to Safe Scouting with me to quote, but I remember it says clearly
that alcohol is not permitted at all on BSA property, BSA leased property or
property under BSA control. Since Scoutmastership Fundamentals is a BSA
sponsored course, even if you aren't holding the course on BSA property, I
think that since BSA has permission to use the property it falls under the
provisions of being BSA controlled. I hope this helps. If not I'll dig out my
copy of the guide and quote the entire paragraph.
Yours in Scouting,
Dave Hultberg, ASM Troop 196, Keystone Area Council, Eagle Class of '67,
and a good old Bobwhite too, NE-VI-34
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