Re: Drug using adults
Ronald W. Fox (us018956@POP3.INTERRAMP.COM)
Wed, 7 Feb 1996 20:08:44 PST
>Perhaps there is no absolute black and white on the subject. One
>has to choose one's position and then live with it. I choose to
>use alcohol, tobacco and caffeine in moderation. The latter in
>moderation whether Scouts are present or not, the two former only
>at non-scouting situations. That's the position I can live with.
>BP was right. What ever our actions the boys are watching. We
>should all take a moment once and a while to remember that.
> Yours in the spirit of Scouting,
> Dan O'Canna [email@example.com]
I seem to recall a posting on this list quoting BPs position on drinking about a
year ago. If I recall correctly, he saw nothing wrong with a pint or so by a
Scouter of legal age. Alcohol is used (in moderation) by Scouters of legal age
(in areas separated from Scouts below legal age) in countries outside of the U.S
and at international events.
I think BP did inveigh against smoking. I don't think he had any position on
caffeine at all. As it happens, I'm not a coffee drinker, so I never learned ho
make coffee until I went to camp and found that it was a necessity if we were go
to get some of the adults going in the morning. This still applies today.
What gets me now is that I have youth asking me for coffee, which never happened
when I was a youth. I turn them down flat, ignoring the "But we have it at home
which I'm sure is true. This is a personal issue, however, not one that I would
press to see legislated.
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