Re: Danish Drinking and Different Ways
Sat, 12 Apr 1997 22:26:04 +0100
I don't get lost in the hills ehhm - just mislaid
Dick Sullivan is spot on with the cultural differences. At Campdowne '96
we had a thriving bar but it only sold beer and wine. We had the pleasure
of entertaining an American Group. They certainly obeyed the rules.
However, the Police Officers in the Troop were entertained by some friends
in the local police club. Whilst not wishing to denigrate their Scouting
abilities in any way clearly beer drinking was not a merit badge in their
I also remember a Group from Sweden who bought with them a disgusting
chewing baccy. You make a kind of paste put it under you lip and hey bingo
an instant nicotine buzz. I did not try it, honest, I prefer cigars. (No
anti - smoking flames please).
As for the Irish from Dublin (where else) they were the best behaved bunch
on our site. But they were very good at drinking.
Incidentally, any drinking that took place was after the young people were
in bed or out of their site. A well run ID system ensured no minors got in
I think the only folk who abstained apart from the US Leaders were the
Turks for obvious reasons.
On this issue the BSA is very strict and all power to their elbow. But we
just like to do things a bit differently.
Any American Groups who might be interested in Campdowne '99 drop me a
private Email. As soon as the brochure is out you can get one for free!
sorry just a quick advance advert!
ADC (L/T) Sidcup Kent
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City