Pasadena Scientologists Help Boy Scouts Learn the Truth about Drugs

Helping San Gabriel Scouts fulfill their duties at this summer’s San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scout Expo

When the Boy Scout movement began in America in 1910, youth faced a very different set of challenges. Today, drug abuse pervades every community and all levels of society.

To help provide Scouts with the information they need to decide to live drug-free lives, Pasadena Scientologists set up a drug education and prevention booth at the San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scout Expo at the Santa Anita Race Track this summer. The booth featured the booklets and videos of The Truth About Drugs initiative.

Throughout the day, the volunteers distributed The Truth About Drugs booklets in English and Spanish and played the award-winning The Truth About Drugs: Real People, Real Stories documentary, a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred educational film, told by former users who survived addiction.

The Truth About Drugs volunteers helped the Scouts who visited the booth to fulfill the following requirements for second-class rank: “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.”

Scientologists on five continents work in their communities to empower others with the truth about drugs. The Church and its members are dedicated to eradicating drug abuse through education.

The Church of Scientology has published a brochure, Scientology: How We Help—The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World, to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or read a copy of the brochure, visit the Scientology website.

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “The planet has hit a barrier which prevents any widespread social progress—drugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.”