Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: How to handle a marijuana situation.
Re: How to handle a marijuana situation.
Mon, 7 Jun 1999 07:18:28 -0400
How familiar this sounds. A couple of months ago my Boss and I were
talking about the same thing that happened to him. I am going to relate
what he did. It worked for his troop, but every troop is different. As
someone allready said, get the DE or CE involved.
Here is what happened to my friend.
On a campout he smelled the odor coming from a room in the cabin they
were staying in. The 2 boys in the room were not smoking at the time.
At the next meeting, he and a committee member talked to the boys
individually and asked them about it. One denied it, the other, after
being told that his father would be told either way, confessed and asked
for help. The parents of both boys were taken in and talked to about the
problem and strongly encouraged to help their sons through it. The boy
who didn't admit to it was then brought in with his father and they (boy,
father, Committee member and my friend) talked some more. He finally
broked down and asked for help.
If I remember right, both boys were suspended from the next (couple?)
campouts and had to do some kind of project. They also had to seek out
professional help. Overall this seemes to have worked well, I need to
ask my friend how it is now going.
One thing I forgot to mention though... My friend who is an ASM with the
troop, is also a deputy Sheriff for the county.
I personally do not agree with everything they did, especially since they
didn't involve council, but it worked. The biggest thing is that the
boys are getting help and continuing with the program. This may be an
example of youth that need the program and we should not turn them away.
Robert M. Lewis