scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Reverence and special dietary needs
Rik Bergethon (rberg@RMI.NET
Sat Feb 19 2000 - 08:38:34 CST
Mark Arend and Chuck Bramlet were talking about special dietary concerns
for scouts of certain ethnic or religious backgrounds (no bacon with the
eggs, etc.) In my old troop, we used to have two scouts whose parents
were from India, and now I have a scout whose parents are from
Pakistan. Do we make special consideration for just one scout? You
bet. Rather than see this as a problem, we are letting this young man
teach us all something about his beliefs and diet. He is a vegetarian.
There are plenty of hot, hearty breakfasts he can eat, that all the boys
like. Other meals, the same.
Now to the truth of the matter. The boys from India, ate just regular
stuff. They were born in America, considered themselves American
citizens and would only respect their parents' past heritage, but they
wanted regular food, no dietary considerations. The boy from
Pakistan....he likes to sneak off and eat meat! Just don't tell his Dad.