An anon here. Not an ex-scientologist, though our local group has a few.
I'm curious to pick the brains of anyone that took part in sci's anti-drug campaigns. In particular, I'm looking for "Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life" with its "drug-free marshals" recruiting for kids. If you were part of any similar anti-drug efforts like in CCHR, that would be useful as well.
What I'm trying to figure out is
1) In a typical presentation to kids, say at a school or community center, how much effort is put into recruiting? I know the marhals poster and essay contests are used to farm contact information, but is information farmed any other way? Are kids told about Scientology or Hubbard?
2) Are they sent home with any reading material that plugs Scientology, Hubbard or CCHR?
3) I basically already know the answer on this but when organizing these events, how up front are the groups supposed to be about their connection to Scientology? Is that connection hyped up in public relations materials later to give the cult a sense of legitimacy and endorsement by the city and police?
Thanks for your help, and for sharing your experience with anon. It means more to us than any number of linked stories ever could.