GM-13 Stephen Hoar (hoar@AGDIS01.NEWARK.AF.MIL)
Mon, 3 Jul 1995 09:42:59 -0400
As I walk around the camp I notice that the most frequently
encountered piece of litter is the cigarette butt. The same is true
in virtually every street and community in this part of the country.
My only conclusion is that smokers are the most common source of
litter and trash in the community. Bottom line, smokers are engaging
in a rather nasty habit and have little concern for the environment or
We are off to camp next week. One of the directions I will give my
scouts is NOT to pick up any butts in the camp area. Why? First,
there is not supposed to be any smoking in the camp. Second, if there
are any, they are most likely placed there by inconsiderate adults and
ought to be picked up by the adults. Perhaps an accumulation of
littered butts on the camp grounds will drive home the point that the
scouts are not 'slaves' to pick up after some rather inconsiderate
adult leaders who feel they are above the rules. All the leaders have
to do is follow their own rules.
Old enough to know better,
Too old to do any better.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City