Scouts-L Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Youth Coffee Policy
Re: Youth Coffee Policy
Thu, 29 Oct 1998 09:53:21 -0800
I think you hit the nail on the head! Tradition vs. Reality check! I've had
an attitude about kids and coffee, and red finger nail polish on girls. I am
trying to measure what is good tradition, and what is anciently outdated. I
hope that if my daughter ever wears red polish she doesn't get judged by
someone that is very set in his/her ways....
My foster sons, and daughter were used to coffee when the moved in(she was
nine, they were older), but my children are 7 and 8; I don't think they want
anything to do with yucky adult beverages like beer and coffee! It's an
aquired adult taste kids don't like, right? I personally think beer is
"yucky", and I can remember when I used to feel the same about coffee......
From: Signe Rogers <hiknmama@SOUTHWIND.NET>
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU>
Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: Youth Coffee Policy
>Ronald W. Fox wrote:
>> Do you let the Scouts drink it?
>I wonder, what is the real issue here that gives question as to
>whether youth should drink coffee? I know that "tradition" as I have
>experienced it says it is an adult beverage that is not suitable for
>young people. Why is that? We say it is the amount of caffeine. But
>if this is the reason, that flies in the face of total logic of what
>is prevalent & common in our society today of the soft drink beverages
>that are consumed by the gallons - by young people & all. Compared to
>some of the soft drinks some young people drink, the amount of
>caffeine in coffee is a spit in the bucket.
>I think our hang-up about youth drinking coffee comes from tradition,
>and is not based on sound reason & judgement. I would say tho, that I
>don't think ANY of that stuff is good for them (sodas included).
>C27-98 Broken Winged Bobwhite
>"A closed mouth gathers no feet". . . . [or so I have been told -
>wouldn't know from experience !!!!]