Re: World Events--Jamboree & Moot
Patrick LAM (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 09:56:32 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 19 Aug 1997, Mark McCormack wrote:
> Hi Robert
> In regards to the World Moots and Moots generally, the BSA frowns upon it,
> the reason being as far as I understand because alcohol is involved. I was
> involved in the Administration team for the 8th World Moot here in Australia
> (the first in 30 years) and I attended the 9th World Moot in Switzeland.
> There were 4 people from the US for the Moot in Australia and one
> (unofficially) for the Moot in Switzerland.
The Swedish 10th World moot was 'dry'; non-alcoholic beer was sold.
There were about 3 unofficial BSA participants on staff.
> The age range for Moot participants are 18 to 26 and this is set at WOSM
> level. To the best of my knowledge. The best person to ask is Danney
> Schwendener (?) who is on this list and has a lot of access to the correct info.
Yes; a few exceptions can be made on a case by case basis but are rare.
The upper limit for staff age was 35 and you needed an exception if you
wanted to contingent leader or staff and you were above that age. One of
the Canadian Contingent members was just short of 18.
> Back to the main grip of BSA and that is Alcohol, pure and simple. In
I'm not so sure about that. Is the Wj completely dry?
> I do not know what the Mexicans have in mind, and I came across a number of
> them in Kanderstag, Switzerland and they know how to enjoy themselves. I
> would love to go if I could but there is the 11th Australian Venture on at
> Angelsea in Victoria west of Melbourne in January 2000.
I intend to be there.