Re: Who Draws the Line?
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 23:45:56 EDT
In a message dated 98-04-28 12:15:59 EDT, info@SYNERTEX.COM writes:
<< Question 1: Is any of these three adult behaviors (smoking in front of
the Scouts, drinking in front of the Scouts and giving cigars to a
Scout) considered unacceptable by the BSA National Leadership (whoever
they may be)? Or are they all acceptable?>>
While I can't quote policy on this, I consider all of them to be totally
unacceptable, and at least in IL the last is illegal (can't provide tobacco to
anyone under 18). I have been known to enjoy adult beverages myself, but
NEVER NEVER NEVER while responsible for someone else's child. These people
should not be in charge of kids.
<<Question 2: If the behavior is unacceptable how is my buddy supposed to
do anything about it if the Scoutmaster and a majority of the Committee
approve of the behavior (without endangering the future of his son's
Scouting adventures)? >>
If this behavior is, as it seems, not an isolated problem but endemic among
the adults in the unit, I would advise your buddy to seek another Troop
immediately, and let the SM, Committee, COR, and SE know in very clear terms
why. Wish him luck for me.
Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 49
a good old Eagle, too
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