Scouting, Volume 75, Number 2, March-April 1987 Page: 4
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In this issue of Scouting, you'll find an 18-page booklet, Drugs: A
Deadly Game. Included in this booklet are resources to aid you in educat-
ing young people on the hazards of drug use.
We in Scouting have long been concerned about the effects of danger-
ous drugs, chiefly their effects on young people. We have a responsibility
to our nation's youth and realize that we cannot sit idly by or lend mere
passive support to the efforts of others. We must take the lead. This urgent
message is directed at young people everywhere, whether or not they are
in Scouting. We are reaching out to the entire community in our efforts.
Drugs: A Deadly Game presents factual medical information in easy-
to-follow formats, but with the unmistakable message that drugs are
harmful to the body and the mind. We recognize that peer pressure is often
a powerful influence in tempting young people to experiment with drugs.
A comic book story, "David's Nightmare," helps readers stand up for
their own convictions and say "no" when pressured by friends.
Additional resources were distributed to local councils, all suitable for
use by schools and other community organizations. These resources
include a teacher's guide, a slide set, a videotape containing testimonials
from role models, a booklet for parents and unit leaders, and information
for conducting a drug abuse awareness rally.
The tragedy of drug abuse must be met head-on. Our youth are our
most precious resource. We must convince them to just say "no" to drugs.
Ben H. Love
Chief Scout Executive
DRUGS: A DEADLY GAME-MATERIAL ORDER FORM
To: Drug Abuse Task Force, S200
Boy Scouts of America
1325 Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, TX 75038-3096
Please ship me the following BSA material to help me combat drug abuse among our
children. The cost is $32.
Quantity Item Cost Total
Drug Abuse Material Kit $32 $
5-Drug Abuse Teacher's Guides
100-Drug Abuse 18-page Brochures
Shipping cost included in price. Send check, money order, or charge your Visa or MasterCard.
My Visa/MasterCard No. is expiration date
Please ship my order to:
March-April 1987 ♦ Scouting
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Boy Scouts of America. Scouting, Volume 75, Number 2, March-April 1987, periodical, April 1987; Irving, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth353580/m1/4/?q=%22Halter%2C%20Jon%22: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Boy Scouts of America National Scouting Museum.