Tom Granvold (Thomas.Granvold@ENG.SUN.COM)
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 12:37:28 PST
On Fri, 18 Nov 1994, Kathie Cerveny wrote:
> I am sorry, but the comment of not drinking in uniform is not
> hyprocritical, it is the national policy of Scouting. It is not out of
> a "secret" life, but is in respect for the uniform we wear.
On Fri, 18 Nov 1994, William Myers wrote:
> The point remains if it is wrong to do something at a scout function it is
> wrong in OR out of uniform...
> If your actions as a scout do not reflect your teachings out of uniform,
> I consider it hypocracy to change when in uniform...
Given that we as adult leaders are setting an example for scouts, it
seems to me then to boil down to a couple of questions:
- Is it wrong for an adult to drink alcohol at all?
- Is it only wrong for an adult to drink if not done to excess?
- Is it reasonable for adults to drink only of no scouts or childern
- It is reasonable for scouters to drink while in uniform if no scouts
or childern are present?
Just what is it we are trying to set the example for? Are we saying
that it is wrong for anyone to drink any alcohol? Are we saying that it
is okay for an adult to drink alcohol in moderation, but wrong for childern
to drink any alcohol? People are going to have different answers to these
questions and therefore different views about when it is appropiate to drink.
Just my 2 cents,
Scoutmaster Troop 436
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City