Re: Who Draws the Line?
Ronald W. Fox (ronfox@MINDSPRING.COM)
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 22:20:32 -0500
At 09:48 AM 4/29/98 -0400, Ron Raab-Long wrote:
>Drinking at Scout functions - not allowed. (Specifically prohibited by BSA)
Just to make it clear:
Page 15 of the Guide to Safe Scouting says
"The Boy Scouts of America prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages and
controlled substances at encampments or activities on property owned and/or
operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving
participation of youth members."
Use of alcohol is thus forbidden at any activity where youth are present.
However, if your District has a adult awards dinner at a banquet hall, it is
perfectly acceptable to serve alcohol there.
>My unit is in this situation. We keep the troop meeting separate from the bar
>area, but periodically someone from the other side (not a leader) will walk
>through our area with a drink in his hand and a cigarette hanging out of his
>mouth. I cringe, but there isn't a lot I can do about it. Luckily it
>doesn't happen often.
Since youth are present, this is unacceptable. Someone needs to talk to the
Institutional Head here, and get them on board with National policy. Do
they want the Scouting program, or not?
Scoutmaster, Troop 69, Des Plaines Valley Council (W&SW Chicago Suburbs)
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