Re: The whole alcohol thing-- again\reply
hilding holroyd (blustone!hemingway!hilding@UUNET.UU.NET)
Tue, 26 Apr 1994 13:17:22 EDT
> Perhaps those of you out there who think that it's OK to casually drink
> alcohol at a scouting event where only leaders are attending (i.e. dinner,
> training, etc.) can help me with this one.....
> Right now I am currently going through Scoutmaster Fundamentals training. I a
> also almost 20 years old (joined when I was 11, turned ASM at 18, "the works")
> Given that the laws in the state of Ohio say that you must be 21 to purchase o
> consume alcoholic beverages (it's something like that....) that alcohol should
> be served while I'm present? I was just wondering.....should adult leaders wh
> are under 21 years of age be an obstacle for adults over 21 years of age who
> want to consume alcoholic beverages? Or should they (assuming they exercise
> common sense and obey the law) not be an obstacle, and just let everyone else
> assume that they will live up to the Scout Oath and Law (A scout is
> trustworthy....obedient)? How would you handle the situation, both from the
> point of view of an adult leader over 21 years of age, and one under 21 years
> of age?
> Thanks for the input. I'm just curious about how to possibly handle the
> situation, if it should arise, on the campout we're holding to finish up the
> course this weekend.
> Christopher L. Rankin CRANKIN@JCVAXA.JCU.EDU
> Assistant Scoutmaster: Box 1387, John Carroll University
> T-7, French Creek Council University Heights, OH 44118
> T-260, Greater Cleveland Council (216) 397-2455
> |>>-->>| Brotherhood Member, Langundowi Lodge 46
> Silver Bronze Palm Eagle Scout, Class of '91
> [[End Of Transmission]]
Well, I sure do have my own opinions on this one, So....
I really hope that this will not occur at your SM Fundamentals campout. There is
the BSA directive that no alcoholic beverages will be at any (BSA) camp. That
is my initial stand - alcoholic beverages have NO business at campouts,
especially at an SM Fundamentals.
Now, getting practical.... I know that others may well bring it to camp. So,
YOU know that for YOU it is illegal. SAY SO. "Sorry guys, I can't drink.
It's the law, you know." In fact, you could add "and besides, we're not
supposed to have it at camp anyway." They would be breaking BSA rules.
They better not influence you to break the law.
Hilding W. Holroyd Jersey Shore Council
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