The famous motto of the Boy Scouts is “Be Prepared”. In today’s modern world it takes on new meaning as teens and youth are constantly bombarded with drug ads in the media as well as celebrity popularization of illicit drugs. However, the Boy Scouts of, North Carolina are setting an example of getting informed about the dangers of drug abuse with the help of Narconon.
Narconon is a non-profit drug prevention, education and rehabilitation organization. One of their key activities is educating youth on the traps of drug abuse. In the same way Scouts learn proper trail markings to stay on the correct path, so they need to learn the truth about drugs to avoid the pitfalls of drug use. It’s statistically proven that children and teens attending Narconon drug education lectures are far less likely to abuse drugs in the future.
This past Monday at Brien, a Narconon Drug Education Specialist for the Carolinas, spoke to 50 scouts ages 12-16 and 15 parents attending the Narconon Drug Education lecture at the Eagle’s Nest Boy Scout Lodge in Mathews, North Carolina. Brien went over the effects of drugs in the body and the truth of what drugs actually do to one. The attendees received copies of the Narconon Drug Education booklet “Ten Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs” which details the scientific truth about drugs in a youth-friendly fashion.
The Boy Scouts at the Narconon Drug Education lecture responded enthusiastically to Brien, asking questions and wanting more information. Narconon Drug Education presentations are different in that they require audience participation and relate the material to situations the students actually run into in life. The students then leave the lecture with information they can and do use as has been shown by follow up studies.
Brien also presented two “I Support a Drug-Free Future” T-shirts to Scouts for inviting him to deliver the presentation.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) North Carolina is a regional hub for illegal drug trafficking. Marijuana is one of the most prevalent drugs in the state as it is grown locally on federal forest lands. Given the high risk of drug exposure to our Carolina youth it is vital that drug education be given high priority in North Carolina and Narconon will continue to deliver drug prevention lectures across the state.
If you would like more information on setting up a Narconon Drug Education lecture in your area contact Narconon at 877-237-3307.
Source: Press Release