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Adult Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Products Policy

 The Boy Scouts of America prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages and controlled substances at encampments or activities on property owned and/or operated by the Boy Scouts of America, or at any activity involving participation of youth members.

Adult leaders should support the attitude that young adults are better off without tobacco and may not allow the use of tobacco products at any BSA activity involving youth participants.

All Scouting functions, meetings, and activities should be conducted on a smoke-free basis, with smoking areas located away from all participants.

References: Scoutmaster Handbook, No.33009, and Health and Safety Guide, No. 34415

It is the policy of Troop 270 that no alcoholic beverages should be a part of any Troop or Boy Scout related activity by any adult (leader or parent).  Use of alcohol during a Troop activity may result in the termination of the leader's Troop membership and/or participating in any future events where scouts are involved.

It is the Troop’s policy that no tobacco products should be used in sight of the Scouts. The Troop Committee respects the rights of adults to make their own decisions regarding the use of tobacco products but cannot condone that use in the context of Boy Scout activities. The Committee strongly encourages adult leaders to refrain from using tobacco products while attending Scout activities. Tobacco products include but are not limited to cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chew, and snuff. Adult leaders who choose to use tobacco products should make arrangements to do so discreetly out of sight of any Boy Scout youth, and to make sure that adequate adult supervision remains with the Scouts.

Without exception, drug abuse by adult leaders will result in the immediate termination of that leader's Troop membership.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 22:45

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