BSA smoking policy
Michael S. Holmes (HolmesWCW@AOL.COM)
Sun, 23 Apr 1995 10:45:45 -0400
Responding to two posts, the question of how to deal with "die-hard" smokers
and still retain them as Scouters is, indeed , a serious one. I too would
like to hear some ideas.
Second, while I don't like to criticize anyone, I must take issue with Josh
Miller when he purports to quote national policy. I think he got it wrong.
In Scouting Magazine, May-June 1995, p. 4, it clearly states that this is a
policy (not a recommendation or suggestion.) The "recommendation" he refers
to is the date (December 1995) by which national would like councils to
implement the policy. It is NOT AN OPTION!
As a former smoker who has never lost the desire, I appreciate the
difficulties this presents for some of us, but it is now our organization's
policy and we are obliged to adhere to it.
BTW, does anyone know whether the word "facilities" in the article refers to
the out-of-doors portion of Scout camps or just the buildings?
BBTW, you also might be interested in reading my article in that same
magazine. You can tell from the picture that the painter took some artistic
license. I am neither tall nor slender, nor is my wife blond (although she
is beautiful). The reason I mention it is that someone from the
Chicago-Milwaukee metro area called me to do a presentation about the trip.
I was happy to oblige (I have lots of photos and videos) him, and I would do
likewise for anyone else within reasonable driving distance from Racine,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City