Adult Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Products Policy

Scouts BSA 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 Scouts BSA, 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 Scouts BSA activity involving youth participants.

All Scouting functions, meetings, and activities should be conducted on a smoke-free / vape-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 3 that no alcoholic beverages should be a part of any Troop or 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 or vape 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 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, snuff, electronic cigarettes and any vaping products. Adult leaders who choose to use tobacco products should make arrangements to do so discreetly out of sight of any 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 and you will be reported to the Middle Tennessee Council for appropriate action.