Re: Scouts and Alcohol
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 06:47:33 -0700
As I said I have a very different view on alcohol then others, and i knew that i
would be misinterpreted. MY felling on alcohol is that by drinking it you make
it harder for yourself to be physically fit, mentally awake and morally straight,
how does this happen? Well alcohol damages the body every time you drink it, it
is toxic to the body and your liver is not the same afterwards. It also damages
your mind, it does damage brain cells. And if abused can cause you to do things
that are not morally..
Now if it is used in moderation it isn't as damaging, and in some health cases
can be beneficial (not as beneficial as a exercise program). But after you take
a drink your body is different.
Now do I think you shouldn't be a eagle scout because you drink, no its your
choice to drink or not to drink. Now if your under 18 and working to your eagle
and are drinking, that's a different matter, but if your a adult its your
choice. But I don't think alcohol should be at anything organized by scouts,
because its my felling that drinking does not promote the scout oath & law.
As for if people should drink, i don't think anyone should ever. My religion
says you shouldn't drink, but that's my belief and not yours.
Hank Nest wrote:
> Perhaps I'm misinterpreting your statement, but I in no way feel
> that drinking deters one from being physically strong, mentally awake, and
> morally straight; only when ABUSED does alcohol disrupt the morals of a
> Let me put it this way--I'm an Eagle Scout, an Aquatics Director
> for my Council's camp (Program Director for next summer), and I plan on
> entering the seminary in two years. Are you saying that because I drink
> alcohol that I'm not worthy to be an Eagle, I shouldn't be employed by the
> Boy Scouts of America, and God thinks I'm a fool? I don't think so..
> Besides, even the Bible says it's O.K. to drink--just not to the
> point of intoxication. However, that's from a Christian perspective, which
> may not apply to you..
> Do you see what I'm getting at here?
> Hank Nest
> Aquatics Director
> Beaumont Scout Reservation
> Greater Cleveland Council, BSA
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