Re: Scout Smoking
Byron Hynes (bph@GOV.NT.CA)
Tue, 27 Sep 1994 10:22:38 MDT
Jim Lindberg said:
> I would put them on "probation" as leaders and troop members for knowingly
> breaking rules. Inform their parents. And maybe have them do a report on lun
> cancer for the troop.
I guess philosophically, my opinion would depend on whether you want
to treat them as adults, and part of the leadership team, or as children.
Personally, I would not "tell on" a 17 year old as if he were 8. I would
be to worried about the wall that would create between me and him.
Some have suggested that sneaking away makes them more guilty, but others
have said "never smoke in front of the kids!" How do you do it without
being "in front" and without "sneaking away"? The addictive nature makes
total abstinence difficult for many smokers - adults or teens.
As well, would a 43-year-old ASM who went into the bushes and snuck a smokes
be treated the same way?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City