Volunteers

Substance Abuse

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is committed to establishing and maintaining safe, healthful, and efficient working conditions. This includes establishing and maintaining an environment free of substance use and abuse. Participation in any activity with Girl Scouts at a location whose primary business is the sale or distribution of alcohol is not permitted.
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Volunteers who engage in any of the following activities at any time in any facility occupied or vehicle in use for Girl Scouts including personally owned vehicles that are parked in any Girl Scout area will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge:
 Use, possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or sale of illegal drugs or alcohol, on council premises or during the performance of a volunteer's duties. Also prohibited is the illegal use, possession, manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or sale of legal prescription drugs or the use of legal prescription drugs that impairs judgment or otherwise endangers other volunteers or program participants;
 Being under the influence of an illegal drug or alcohol on council premises or during the performance of Girl Scout program. "Being under the influence" of alcohol is defined as having a blood alcohol content of .04; "being under the influence" of an illegal drug is testing positive at a specified level;
 Being under the influence of legal prescription drugs that impair judgment or otherwise endanger other volunteers or program participants;
 Refusing consent to testing or refusing to submit urine, blood, breath, or other samples when requested by Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan;
 Refusing to submit to a search of one's personal property or the property of Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan in use by the volunteer upon reasonable suspicion of possession of alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription drugs used illegally or that impair judgment or otherwise endanger other volunteers or program participants;
 Failing to adhere to the requirements of any drug or alcohol treatment or counseling program in which the volunteer is enrolled;
 Conviction under any criminal drug law;
 Failure to report any conviction of a criminal drug law; or
 Conviction of any operating under the influence of alcohol law.
All volunteers are encouraged to report suspected violations of this policy to Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan. Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan will handle the matter in a timely and discreet manner, although it is understood that an investigation will normally require the involvement of third parties. Further, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan will not permit any retaliatory conduct against any volunteer who reports a violation of this substance abuse policy.