Re: Drinking at International Events
Wed, 5 Jul 1995 09:57:03 PDT
I think you did not understand my post. We don't disagree too much about
the drinking but more about respecting local laws. I lost two hours of sleep,
not because of disagreeing views, but because I wasn't able to explain why
such an event could make the front page of the local newspaper without
sounding melodramatic. I don't know whether this school boards action can
be defended or not here in the united states. But that action violates 3
1) It is illegally applying american law to punish an event on french soil.
2) It is punishing an action which is considered normal behaviour.
3) It uses a an unusual punishment: To europeans, schools is a right, not a
You say "This was a contract in simple terms between the student and school".
Not from some european view points where school boards are city government
agencies and the children have not much choice in accepting or not accepting
Most of this wouldn't be a big deal for BSA. BSA is a private organization and
is well entitled to have and enforce its own policies as long as they do not
violate any laws. I don't think having a charter makes it a government
organization in european eyes.
> Before being too cavalier in this area bear in mind that this rule
> creates an absolute standard of care that is required of you.
I don't think I'm cavalier about drinking. From my viewpoint some people are
cavalier about other countries customs.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City