scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Prescription meds
Mon Jun 26 2000 - 09:39:46 CDT
In a message dated 6/23/00 6:17:19 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>However, we don't dispense the medication. If the parents ask us to, we
>try to ensure that it is taken on schedule. However, we expect the scouts
>to be responsible for their own medicine. If the parents are not happy
>that, they can always come along on the campout.
>Personally, I think that it is both better for the scouts to be responsible
>for themselves a<snip>
I agree on general terms. However, you may be aware that Ritalin is a great
**street drug** and kids have been known to supplement their trading post
money with sales of their pills. I would never allow a Scout to be in
possession of a statutorily controlled substance (and Ritalin is). Others
that should not be kept by Scouts due to the potential for misuse or
overdose, as well as controlled status in some cases, include various meds
for seizure disorder (phenobarb, depakote) or pain pills (tylenol/codeine,
percocet, darvon, and their many generic versions).
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
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