Re: Special diets/other requirements
Rachel Haigh (R.H.HAIGH@BHAM.AC.UK)
Fri, 22 Apr 1994 15:17:19 BST
Coincidence!!! In the week I am asked to prepare an article on adapting menus e
tc to account for religious restrictions, you all beat me to it! (I haven't had
a chance to check my mail for a week or so....too many AGM's at this time of y
Can I ask those of you who are, or have had experience with Scouting activities
/camps with children and adults of a non-Christian background just drop me a fe
w lines of points to be considered. Kosher food has been discussed at some leng
th recently, and I also have experience of catering Halal (muslim food laws). O
ther diets would be appreciated.
I'd like to expand the article to include activities/timetabling - for example,
being aware that an adult Muslim helper needs the time, and a place to pray up
to 5 times daily, that a cinema trip is not a suitable trip for muslim girls
(sitting in the dark with men,) etc. These are all things picked up by experien
ce, and I think we have the facilities to share them.
(Also, by co-incidence I had occasion to wtrite to my District Commisioner re.
the use of specifically Christian prayers at District meetings......I think it
was quite well-worded, and included some examples of "open" prayers, suitable
for most of the major faiths we have in the UK....that probably won't stop me
getting a reputation for being the "stroppy one from St Peters"!!!. That doesn
't fuss me too much - if I don't speak out, who will??)
Yours in Scouting and Guiding,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City