rick gill (rgill@PRIMENET.COM)
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 11:34:21 -0700
>> it is acceptable when on a camp-out to smoke "out of
>>sight of the youth." A die-hard smoker <and good friend of mine> in our
>>troop questioned this response. He said that when he walks away from the
>>camp site, everyone knows where he is going and for what reason. Now, besides
>>still being a <role model> for smoking, he has become a role model for
>>hypocrisy as well.
>It's not hypocrisy.
>When a leader walks away from the nice, warm campfire to go stand in the
>snow and smoke a cigarette; Or when a leader leaves the camraderie of the
>campsite to go off alone like a modern-day leper, then the boys can see the
>price he must pay for his addiction.
One of our best ASMs is a smoker and is the best advertising for not smoking.
He gets on the soapbox and describes this vile and evil habit for what it is
and has a greater degree of credability than us non-smokers. He makes a point
of not-smoking in front of the boys. The obvious and overlooked answer to
get the smokers to quit - Let's Dock their pay!! We'll only let them be a
volunteer 58 Minutes a week.
Hoosier Beaver in Arizona
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City