scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: The International Coalition for Drug Awareness
Darryl Hammill (darryl.hammill@NCMAIL.NET
Thu Jun 22 2000 - 08:08:03 CDT
In some research I was running recently I came across this useful and
informative web site.
As Adult Leaders we are always on the watch for alcohol or illegal drug
abuse within our Units. But, I had never considered abuse of
Prescription Drugs. We have some Scouts who take prescription drugs for
various health problems. Others that have been supposedly diagnosed with
ADD and are on the heavy duty psychotropic (mind-affecting) drug
I am curious about how your Units handle dispensing prescription drugs?
During BSA Summer Camps we literally check in the prescriptions with the
appropriate parties and they dispense them. That's the rule - yet I have
never wondered until now if they (the Camps) are not accepting a huge
risk? Furthermore, I am now going to have to explore the way our Unit
should handle this matter - specifically if BSA National has guidelines
on this matter?