Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Alcohol at Cub event?
Alcohol at Cub event?
Sun, 29 Nov 1998 11:50:32 EST
A Scouter observed a uniformed Cub leader drinking 2-3 beers at a Scout event.
She asked the Cubmaster about it, but...
- I was told that the Leader
thought that showing the Cubs that adults can use but not abuse is a better
message to send and more "real life" than abstinence. I think that the
Cubmaster should have said point blank NO.
This is unbelievable. Really.
The Guide to Safe Scouting, which rules on matters like this, has an amazingly
short section on Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Use and Abuse. In the new edition,
it's Section IV, page 19. In its entirety, it is three short paragraphs long.
The first is in BOLD FACE, indicating this is it, folks, no loopholes. I
<all in bold face> "The Boy Scouts of America prohibits the use of alcoholic
beverages and controlled substances at encampments or activities on property
owned and/or ooperated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity
involving participation of youth members. "
The leader in question, and by extension the Cubmaster, is in grave violation
of a very important rule. I would bring this to the attention of your Scout
executive IMMEDIATELY. No ifs, ands, or buts.
SA T44 Pocasset MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
Abake MiSaNaKi Lodge #393
NSJ 1997 Nat'l Health & Safety
I useta be an Eagle...
'The staff is old and feeble, and we can sing no more,
So we're getting out of Gilwell while we can!'