Dave Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM)
Thu, 3 Feb 1994 00:03:25 -0500
S> On this camp we had a discussion with the older scouts and
S> guides (age about 16-19 years) about the sense and need of
S> rising the flag.
S> One of the main arguments was, that rising a flag is very
S> strong related to army stuff for them and they won't have to
S> do anything with the army.
I'm not sure why Scouts in Austria would think that flying your national
flag was related to Army stuff. In the U.S. you will find our flag
being flown by government agencies, schools, businesses and private
homes in addition to military facilities. I have seen the same thing
while traveling in the UK, Sweden and Norway. In fact it seemed that almost
every house in Norway had a flagpole. <grin>
We did have a problem with our Navy uniforms while in Norway, they
reminded older Norwegians of Nazi uniforms. I don't think our Scout
uniform would have been a problem there.
Yours in Scouting,
firstname.lastname@example.org ASM Troop 196, Keystone Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City