Re: Utilizing a resource/drugs and drinking
J. Douglas Harrison (jdougla1@EXPLORER.CSC.COM)
Fri, 2 Feb 1996 15:33:37 -0500
[snip discussion of potential problem with drugs/drinking by
scouts at non-scouting social events creeping into scout activities]
Time to nip these kinds of potential problems is as soon as possible.
IMHO the following actions are suggested:
1. Without identifying your source bring up the subject at the
next troop committee meeting so that all leaders are aware of
your concerns and the potential problems. If a meeting is not
scheduled for some time request one be scheduled soonest.
2. Have the Scoutmaster discuss the subject of drug and alcohol
use with the PLC. Get their suggestions for what actions should
be taken to insure that alcohol and drug use does not occur at
scouting activities. Also get their ideas on what should be done
in the "unlikely" event that alcohol or drugs are used at a troop
or other scouting activity.
3. Develop a series of Scoutmaster minutes on the subject of
drug and alcohol use. Don't hit them over the head with a sledge
hammer but spread them out throughout the year so that nobody is
"confussed" about the troop policy concerning drug and alcohol use.
4. A letter to all scout parents restating the BSA and Troop
policy on drug and alcohol use.
The object, of courese, is to make sure that everybody knows
what the policy is and why BSA and the Troop support the policy.
YIS, Doug Harrison I used to be a Beaver.
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