I appreciate the replies, I am being honest in this quest, in my opinion scouting was originally based on two things, military survival (British training for youth entering the military) and Christian beliefs. I am aware that there is a politically correct view, but, I believe that just the words "On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country..." I think that I will become a SM once again, I have contacted the BSA National Headquarters and have been basically told what to do and they believe also that this is a non-issue. Thank you... the millerlite was not refering to beer or drinking.
I am looking for imformation and input. I am an Eagle scout and a decorated former military officer. About 12 years ago I went to move my sister in law from Florida and was pulled over for speeding, I gave the state trooper permission to search my vehicle and he found cocaine, my sister in law said it was not hers and being as it was my vehicle I was charged and convicted of a felony. I want to be involved again with scouting and start a troop in my area, but, as we know the application process aks about having been convicted of a crime. Is it possible to be approved or are there crimes one may have looked over or is it just a flat out NO. We base the scout oath on God and we know His policy on forgiveness. What are your thoughts on this?