Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Smoking and scouts
Re: Smoking and scouts
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 20:29:11 -0500
Hi Bruce and all,
We've been around this track before, methinksL! :<) . Actually, my
reading of the "prohibition" on smoking is simply that Councils have the
discretion to ban it if they wish (that's the importance ;of the word
"may" in "may not allow" as opposed to language such as "shall" or "must"
Most councils (including my own, I think) have adopted the policy
(implicitly if not explicitly) that if you must smoke, do it out of the
presence of the boys. Most scouters lI'm aware of in the dcouncil adhere
to this policy (although I personaly know a couple that don't and
Seems like a reasonable compromise to me.
Peter Farnham (and a good old Beaver, Too)
SM, Troop 113
Colonial District, NCAC