Re: Drinking -Reply
Larry Rinaldo (RINALDO.LAWRENCE@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 13:35:07 -0500
On Wed, 23 Nov 1994 Gregor <firstname.lastname@example.org> was replying:
> >In Scouting, however it is very well defined and expected. It
> >doesn't say "Thou shalt NOT Drink" . . . it say's "Thous shalt NOT
> > drink while in uniform or on a Scouting activity."
> could you please be a bit more accurate? it must be "in BSA" and
> not "in scouting". AFAIK there are no fixed rules on alcohol in
> other scout/guide associations.
Thanks for pointing that out Gregor. In response to that, may I add
that my son visited his pen-pal, in Graz, over Christmas 1992.
During the visit, the held the annual winter camp. When New Year's
came, the boys were celebrating, and it was his first introduction to
My son said it was neat, at being 15 at the time, he thought it was
great. When he was explaining it to me, that the SM was
administering the spirits, nobody was getting overly excited by it,
but took it in stride. In his opinion, he saw that the Austrian
Scouts actually had a mature attitude by saying...yeah, we're gonna
have a celebration with beer and champagne, we do that. My point is
that, the Europeans have a mature attitude towards things like this.
Have this happen in the USA and watch out for the lawsuits.
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