Monte Kalisch (montek@MONTEKCS.COM)
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 14:33:56 -0600
At 03:43 PM 4/11/97 -0400, Jeff L. Glaze wrote:
>At 06:45 PM 4/11/97 +0100, Kragelund Marie-Louise Winther wrote:
>>same for leadertraining weekends. But! In the morning, everybody get up and
>>do things, no matter how drunk they were the night before, and if
>>they do not get up, they are really looked down on.
>>And of course it is banned that younger scouts drink, or that you
>>drink when younger scouts are around.
>.....but I can not imagine any scenario in which drunkeness, followed
>by the ability to get up and go the next morning, may be considered
>as something to view as a desirable behavior...
This is strictly a cultural thing. You can not imagine it because you've
grown up with a different attitude and culture about alcohol. In many
other parts of the world, things are VERY different. Just because we find
something unacceptable here does not make it the world standard. In fact,
there are many things we do that are just as frustrating (and difficult to
understand) to foreigners. Don't be too quick to judge.
Yours in Scouting,
Monte Kalisch * mailto:email@example.com
NCS Program, Ben Delatour Scout Ranch (http://www.montekcs.com/www/bdsr)
ASM Troop 191, Ft. Collins, CO
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