By Phoenix writer Angelo Tsassis, ’22:
On Tuesday, May 18th, Kellenberg Memorial’s scout troop, Troop 87, met to attend their drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention program.
Participation in the program is mandatory in order for scouts to advance in rank. The group was led in engaging discussions by Troop Leader Mr. Wevers.
7th grader Sean Guglielmo, a member of the troop, discussed his experience with the program: “We learned about finding a substitute for drugs and alcohol for satisfaction. When there is more peer pressure later, I’ll be prepared, and can pass what I learned on to others.”
The Ted Talk video that the troop viewed featured Aleethia Mackay discussing Iceland’s victory over teen substance abuse.