BSA & Smoking Policy
Sundae Kadlec (clover@POPMAIL.MCS.COM)
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 07:37:00 CDT
Although I am a smoker, I wholeheartedly agreed that smoking should
not take place in front of the scout. Our Pack is chartered by the
school, therefore whenever we are there, smoking is out of the
I wonder how this smoking policy will be inforced outside the
school, or church environment. My experience is that
in our District, of adult scouters, those that smoke outnumber
those that don't. District dinners held at the Legion enough
smoker's are present and lighting up to give even the strongest
ON BSA Policy in general:
I have also seen in the scouting Policy books that the
wording is vague enough on many issues to cause problems when some
members choose to mince words. There are people out there who
can read the bold print, and because it says, "strongly recommended"
they will insist that an option remains available. Case in point,
Lifeguards for swimming. At this date, our Pack is struggling
with the wording. Many of us feel that there is NO option here.
Others, who choose to mince words, do actually have a leg to
stand on when the wording is other than "required".
Chrman Pack 154
Sweete Water and light laughter until we next meete.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City