Re: Where there's smoke, there's ire!
[Morton Raban] (mxr@CHEM.WAYNE.EDU)
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 14:31:32 +1000
Just a footnote to my previous posting the following appeared on the
West Bloomfield MI
> How has tobacco use by adults to be handled at the jambo?
>In our Troop adult smoking is kept to the outdoors areas at meetings and is
>kept low profile during camping, however we do smoke.
As I understand the new "1997 NATIONAL SCOUT JAMBOREE Participant Code of
Conduct and Statement of Understanding" (form #bjc-8/31/95-NSJ-97-C) there
will be no smoking by Scouts, leaders or staffers.
Item #8 covers it as follows:
"Serious and/or behavior violations by youth and adults including the use
tobacco, alcohol, drugs, cheating, stealing, dishonesty, swearing,
and cursing may result in expulsion from the jamboree or serious
action and loss of privileges. The jamboree director _must be contacted_
for the expulsion procedure to be invoked. _There are no exceptions._"
This form is to be signed by the participant, his parents (if he is under
21), his Scoutmaster and the Jamboree Scoutmaster. Everyone signs that
have read and agree to abide by the rules. Everyone is playing by the same
rules, rank/age has no exemption. If we expect the Scouts to be bound by
rules, then the adults involved should be bound by those same rules. Seems
fair to me.
Also, National has put considerable emphasis on leadership setting a good
example be their appearance in that the leadership must be fit and look
There are height/weight guidelines.
Dexter R. Lovrien
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Professor of Chemistry
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan 48202
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