Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Youth Coffee Policy
Re: Youth Coffee Policy
Ronald B. Oakes
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 21:38:54 -0800
At 08:43 PM 10/28/98 -0600, Ron Fox wrote:
>Do you let the Scouts drink it? LDS Troops need not reply.
For the most part I would (if I were currently working with a troop) leave
this up to the scouts and their parents.
I have met at least one scout who drank coffee, with the knowledge and
support of his father. This scout has, as I do, a mild case of ADD. His
ADD was not bad enough to warrant being placed on prescription stimulants
(such as ritilan), but was helped by regular doses of caffinated beverages.
In the morning, on a campout, coffee is a good source of caffeine.
I don't like coffee, so I will often drink hot tea when camping. At home
Coke and ice tea are my usual sources. I do believe that I drink these
often as a form of "self-medication" as for the other benefits.
(Former Scoutmaster, Unit Commissioner)