Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Sat, 9 Apr 1994 23:35:28 +0100
> 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.
It is usually allowed (i.e. I have never heard of it being banned).
However, you should be aware that it is quite common here in Italy to
bring alcoholics at Scout camps, but I have yet to see a single leader
misbehave because of alcohol, and we often give sparkling wine to the
boys and girls at Christmas time or if there is some special event.
It is also common to drink alcohol at Rover events (aged 16-21), again
I suppose this would be illegal in the US, but here in Italy there is
no legal drinking age - there are jokes about peasants in rural areas
filling toddlers' feeding-bottles with wine (done by themselves, of
course, not bought) instead of milk :-)
We also don't have the problems Don Izard talks about... not with
minors, at least (here you need to be 18 to drive a car).
Gino Lucrezi @ Universita` "V. Rivera" - L'Aquila - Italy
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