Drug Education Part of San Gabriel Valley Boy Scouts Expo

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Church of Scientology Pasadena sponsored Foundation for a Drug-Free World participates at San Gabriel Valley Boy Scout Annual Expo.

Foundation for a Drug-Free World at Boy Scouts Expo

The Truth about Drugs booklets form part of a successful drug education initiative in the San Gabriel Valley and we’re delighted to make this program available to the Boy Scouts.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World, sponsored by the Church of Scientology Pasadena, participated in the San Gabriel Valley Boy Scout’s Annual Expo at the Santa Anita Racetrack for the first time this year. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World was invited to participate in the Expo by Charlie Wilson, The Rose Bowl District Manager for San Gabriel Valley Boy Scout Council, after he had attended their recent Drug Forum at the Church of Scientology, Pasadena, CA.

Drug education is part of the requirement for scouts to fulfill their Second Class Rank. Section 9a states: “Participate in a school, community, or troop program on the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco and other practices that could be harmful to your health. Discuss your participation in the program with your family.”

“We applaud the Boy Scouts’ work in educating youth on the dangers of drug use and abuse,” said Eden Stein, President of the Church of Scientology in Pasadena. “The Truth about Drugs booklets form part of a successful drug education initiative in the San Gabriel Valley and we’re delighted to make this program available to the Boy Scouts.”

The Foundation volunteers who manned the booth made the booklets available in English and Spanish to scouts and the public attending the Expo. The booth also had a mini theater set up where 20 minutes of the “Truth about Drugs” DVD was screened every half-hour.

The booklets and the screenings focused on alcohol and marijuana, as these are the most popular and easily accessible drugs.

Certificates of completion were given to the scouts who watched the presentation as part of their 2nd class rank requirement 9a. Each scout was advised that as part of the requirement they had to discuss what they had learned with their family and explain the dangers of drug addiction to fulfill the complete 9a requirement. Each scout was also given several copies of the “Truth about Drugs” booklet to share with others.

Scout leaders and parents were able to request more information, get copies of the booklets, or book a drug education talk for their group. The Foundation for a Drug-Free World was awarded a presidential ribbon for their booth by the organizers of the Expo.

About the Foundation for a Drug-Free World
The Foundation for a Drug- Free World is a non-profit public benefit corporation sponsored by the Church of Scientology. The mission of the Foundation is to empower youth and adults with factual information about drugs, so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

Contact:
Eden Stein
President, Church of Scientology Pasadena, CA.
(626) 792-7532

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