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  1. I One would wonder if these parents are parents or just trying to be best buddies with their son. 1.) They should know that giving alcohol to a minor in against the law. Parents or not! 2.) They should know that their son can be ticketed for procession of Alcohol. 3.) They should know that their son can be arrested for Alcohol consumption. 4.) They should know that they can be arrested, fined, or 90 days in jail or both, for giving their son alcohol. BSA has a strict policy against alcohol use and drug use. They also have a strict policy of no alcohol or drug use on any scout property, or any state property or private property where scouts are camping. As a past substance abuse counselor, and probation officer, I'm telling you the truth. When he turns 16 years of age, the alcohol use is not going to stop it will increase, because his buddies who drink will be drinking with him. If he is driving, he is at high risk, because after one or two drinks the brain is already reacting to the alcohol in the system. Then there is the chance of a DWI, drunk driving, and sometimes death related to a drunk driving accident. So this young man is a high risk, and his high risk behavior is a wonderful gift from his parents and those who supply him with alcohol or drugs. As an adult leader, why would anyone want to put themselves in a position of playing alone with the parents. If he leaves the troop so what, you can notify the District Eagle Board of review about this, and you can notify the Scoutmaster of the next troop what took place. If it was me I would be talking to that Scoutmaster, before I transfer his records to him. You may save a young mans life. Ask yourself is it worth it?
  2. I took a tour of the online catalog, while waiting for my BSA Catalog to come in the mail. The last time I order scout pants I rec'd a pair that had a elastic band sewed in around the waste. I never knew this kind of uniform pants were available. I worn them to a round table and a guy walked up and told me they were ladies pants. Needless to say I never wore them again. I was trying to find a regular pair of scout pants for an adult. The picture on line doesn't give a very good idea of what I'm purchasing. I wish that all the pants were pictured and all gave a correct description of what I'm about to purchase. I also would like to know what is available for Commissioners, sense I will be doing this job real soon. Is this in the Catalog that I requested? Also is the red shirt, be worn with scout pants, for a troop visit by a Commissioner, or should a Class A scout shirt worn.
  3. Dizzy ona cliff, and troop members, I would like to congratulate the comments of the senior scouts in your troop. Surely, these young men have a sincere knowledge of what scouting is all about, and as young men have a handle on what life is all about. I wish them the best, as well as all the members in your troop. Thanks for being there for these young men and for setting a good example for them to follow. Also congratulations to all those who have obtain the Rand of Eagle, job well done!
  4. Dizzy ona cliff, and troop members, I would like to congratulate the comments of the senior scouts in your troop. Surely, these young men have a sincere knowledge of what scouting is all about, and as young men have a handle on what life is all about. I wish them the best, as well as all the members in your troop. Thanks for being there for these young men and for setting a good example for them to follow. Also congratulations to all those who have obtain the Rand of Eagle, job well done!
  5. I was under the impression that the BSA had a Zero Tolrence Policy. He agrees to live by the Scout Oath and Law. As a good citizen he agrees to obey the laws of the land. As a past Scoutmaster, I had this problem with a upcoming Eagle Scout. I told him straight out as long as your a Member of this troop and as long as your below the State acceptable drinking age, you don't drink here, at campouts, or at home. I don't care if his parents agreed with it or not. What do you say to them if they smoke marijuana, doing drugs, smoking, as long as the parents don't care I don't care. Why should I put myself at there level! I told him to contact Students against drinking. I also gave him some booklets from the Health Department, Teens and Drugs, Teens and Alcohol. I told him when he was Alcohol and Drug free to come back and see me about proceeding to Eagle. Eagle Rank is the cream of the crop and I told him that I would only recommend young men who acted to the highest standards of scouting, including living by the Scout Oath and the Scout Law, and living by the standards set by the Scouting Organization. Three months later he approached me with drug test results, and a note from his parents that he has not consumed alcohol as far as they are aware. He gave his Honor that he has not used any alcohol or drugs, and that he would submit to a drug test weekly. This was his agreement, not mine. I recommended him for his Eagle Project and then to the Eagle Board of Review. I asked him after he obtain his Eagle if it was worth it, he said yes sir, more they you know!
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    Just to drop a message saying Hi to everyone here. I new to this Forum! I have been in and out of Scouting for many years. I live in MI, currently in the process of rejoining the Scouting movement, do to the need for help within the Northridge District, Detroit Area Council. Looking forward to some good posts and learning from all of you!
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