Re: Scout Smoking
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Tue, 27 Sep 1994 14:37:40 CST
On Tue, 27 Sep 1994 08:59:13 CDT James A 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 lung
>cancer for the troop.
Being somewhat less tolerant, I would burn them at the stake--public ceremony!
Seriously, this is a situation where they must choose alternatives. Smoking
while participating in Scouting activities is prohibited. If they choose to
smoke--obviously not my choice--then they may not participate in the activity.
At this point, they are clearly aware of the rules. Further infractions would
result in my arranging their IMMEDIATE transportation home, usually by calling
a parent to pick them up.
BTW, on the first infraction, I always presume that they are ignorant of the
rules and that once they know, the problem will be resolved. On the second
infraction, I am SURE they know the rules.
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