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Drug-Free World Joins SGV Boy Scout Annual Expo

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World, a community outreach program of the Church of Scientology, participated in the San Gabriel Valley Boy Scout’s Annual Expo at the Santa Anita Racetrack for the first time this year. The Church of Scientology has long been a supporter of scouting. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, became an Eagle Scout at the age of 13.

The Foundation 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 in 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.”

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World booth was manned by Pasadena parishioners.  They set up a mini theater where 20 minutes of the “Truth about Drugs” DVD was screened every half-hour. The sections on the introduction, alcohol and marijuana were shown at these screenings, 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.

Pasadena Parishioners Mark 60th Anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

On December 10th 2008 the Mayor of Pasadena and the Consul General of the Philippines attended an event at our new Church of Scientology in Pasadena to mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.

scientology pasadena human rights event

scientology pasadena human rights event

Watch the Human Rights Public Service announcements created by Youth for Human Rights.

“In the course of this year, unprecedented efforts must be made to ensure that every person in the world can rely on just laws for his or her protection. In advancing all human rights for all, we will move towards the greatest fulfillment of human potential, a promise which is at the heart of the Universal Declaration.”

High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour

Womens Auxiliary of Church of Scientology Pasadena

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Last year more than 40 Latino families in the LA area got a helping hand from the women’s auxiliary of the Church of Scientology in Pasadena.

For many children, going back to school can be a daunting experience. These kids benefitted from a donation from the women’s auxiliary that made it possible for them to arrive with a backpack full of school supplies instead of coming empty-handed.

Members of the women’s auxiliary of the Church of Scientology in Pasadena donated 46 backpacks to the Latino Family Preservation Program, an arm of the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Children and Family Services whose mission is to be the “glue” that keeps Latino families together. The LFPP helps ensure children stay with their families rather than end up in the foster care system.

For many years, the Church of Scientology has supported the Latino Family Preservation Program with donations at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and of course in mSetptember at the start of the school year.