Scouts and Alcohol
Wed, 20 Aug 1997 01:16:13 -0700
Our CC was approached by our DE with an opportunity to earn over $1200
in one day. The story goes like this:
A large local company (Proctor&Gambel) hired a Nat'l entertainment
firm to 'cater' their annual company picnic. The Nat'l firm provides a
couple of semi's full of food, drink - including beer, carnival type
games and entertainment, tables, etc and the location (a nearby State
Park, in this case.) The Nat'l firm contracts out the labor to local
groups who would like to make a few bucks.
This is where out Troop would come in. We would need to provide 18
adults over the age of 21 and 18 youth aged 14-21 to actually set up
(and take down) the games, grills, tables, etc. Our group would also be
responsible for running the games and cooking the food - generally
running the whole show - including serving beer. I would assume that
only those of us over the age of 21 would be responsible for the beer.
What sayeth the wisdom of this group - would we be in violation of the
BSA rule concerning Scouts and alcohol here, even though our own adults
would not be drinking beer?
Thank You for your replies,
AdvChair, Troop 903
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City