Re: Drinking in Denmark (or elsewhere)
Geraldine Doyle (gdoyle@MAIL.CSKSOFTWARE.COM)
Thu, 17 Apr 1997 15:18:23 +0000
>One of the most interesting was the comparison to drinking and
>driving. In the US, driver's ed and licensing process starts
>as early as 15, (depending on location). Drinking of any
>alcohol is prohibited until 21. In the UK, young people may
>drink at an early age, but can't start the drivers license
>process until at least 17-18. Their comment was that if
>children learn to drink responsibly, usually under parent's
>or other's supervision, at earlier ages, there no longer is
>any novelty and kids tend not to abuse alcohol like they
>do/did in North America. On the other hand they were quite
>envious that our kids had driver's licenses, and they did not.
Well I think you have got it right... I am from Ireland and people
can have their first license at 17 -18, and start drinking at 18...
It doesn't make sense does it... But some of the irish think, since
they are Irish they think they were born with a pint in their mouths...
In our scouts, we have a problem with drink... Kids can start drinkin' ille=
at the age of 13 or 14 and since our guys are between the ages of 14 and 16
sometimes it is hard to handle especially when they bring drink on hikes an=
Mind you ever since I joined the scouts I have been drinkin' alot more=20
after ever meeting, hike, camp we are straight down to the pub to relieve o=
and we don't leave until we are falling all over the place...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City