Jim Butler (ajb@ZEPPO.GEOSURV.GOV.NF.CA)
Fri, 8 Apr 1994 11:59:17 NDT
I have a question, for those on the list. It has been an issue
that arises at our training sessions (for *training* read *wood badge*)
from time to time.
In the past the availability of liquor during some weekend
training sessions has, at times, presented a problem for those
running the course. Several years ago, before I became involved
with running these sessions, some course leaders banned the
bringing of liquor to all training sessions run by the Region.
The course leaders of Regional training, since then, have
prepetuated this rule arguing that the training session should
be run as a Scout camp would be run WITH youth in attendance,
We all know some liquor is present, but it does not get out of
hand and it is not on open display during the weekend.
Course leaders are under the same rules and the trainees.
The question: Is liquor permitted at your woodbadge training
in US or Europe? If so, what rules apply. If not, what is the
general feelings of those who have attended.
I have been on woodbadge training courses where liquor was
avaiable and those where it has been banned, but never where
the use of liquor got out of hand, my opinion is that the liquor
is not missed. There is so much to do and there is such fun and
enjoyment from the course that no stimulates are necessary. It
is a natural high.
I would be interested in other comments.
Jim Butler - ARC Training, Northeast Avalon Region (Scouts Canada)
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