Re: Scouts and Alcohol
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 05:46:17 -0700
> Hello All!
> 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,
> Lynn Manners
> AdvChair, Troop 903
I think it is, but i also have a very diffrent felling about alcohol then
most people. My felling is that alcohol should never even be seen at
anything orginized by scouts. I fell this way becuse even if they are not
drinking or serving the alcohol, its still in use and thats saying to them
that its perfectly ok to drink, but drinking is in no way in accordance with
keeping yourself physicaly strong, mentally awake and morally straight.
So by running this event you are telling the kida that its ok to drink, my
felling is drinking to aginst the scout oath & law.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City