Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Sodas on campouts
Re: Sodas on campouts
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 16:06:00 -0600
On Thu, 29 Oct 1998 08:15:14, Lawrence Tuck wrote on SCOUTS-L:
>The thread about whether youth should be allowed to drink coffee on
>campouts raises a related issue: Are carbonated drinks appropriate for
>Personally, I'd ban the stuff, but as a new scoutmaster I have plenty
>of other fires to fight so I haven't tackled this one yet.
>Thoughts? What policies do other troops have?
Our Troop has a written Code of Conduct. There are two parts to the
Code: Part A which the adult leaders are responsible for, and which
contains safety-related requirements (e.g., who is in charge, what items
may Scouts not possess on outings, who to notify if you need to leave
the campsite at night, etc.); and Part B, which the Patrol Leaders
Council maintains, and which contains uniform and conduct requirements.
One of those requirements is:
Carbonated beverages are not to be consumed during a campout and
are not to be bought as part of any patrol's meal during the
campout. Carbonated beverages are allowed to be consumed during
transport to and from a campout if the driver of the vehicle so
allows. Carbonated beverages are allowed to be consumed at any
stops for food that are made during transport. Carbonated
beverages may be consumed if offered by the staff of the camp
(e.g., Summer Camp, cracker barrels, Scout'O'Rama, etc.).
Yours in the Spirit of Scouting,
Scoutmaster Emeritus, Troop 123
Longhorn Council (Ft. Worth, TX)