I find it sad that so many kids these days do nothing but get drunk, heck I enjoy getting tipsy but I'm 25 now - enjoy your energy and youth as long as you've still got it!
How about going swimming? I don't know if you have public swimming baths (inside in winter) there but they're always fun and something you can do in a group. There's not many things more fun than spazzing out in the kiddies' pool (well not the baby one but also not just the one with lanes in it) with all the water toys they've got there!
In summer outside swimming pools are ace as well, it's where most Swiss kids spend their summers! Ah, spazzing out in the pools, playing ball on the lawns, stuffing yourself with ice cream and sweets, discussing your crushes with girl friends while spying on the boys...
Outdoors streams are good too (playing "Shipwrecked", making a fire, grilling marshmallows and camping out, ghost stories and all) although you have to make sure it's safe.
We had a "Robinson's playground" where I grew up, kind of like a wild place where you could build huts (several stories tall sometimes) out of bits of wood, and they had lots of fun activities like candle making or enamel burning, glass etching etc. you could do for a small fee.
A good book also helps if you're on your own (and being on your own is something you'll have to get used to eventually!), or playing board or video games if you're in a group.
If you want something to do I am sure there have to be hobby groups in your town that aren't just for middle-aged housewives or old grannies, how about amateur acting, dancing or something more creative like painting? A band is a great idea if you're into music and play an instrument or can sing - all you need is your instruments/voice and somebody's garage!
THE best way however is to get together with others and make sure that there ARE things for people your age to do!
I agree organising your own party is a lot of fun and WILL keep you busy - maybe there is a communal room or building you could use if you don't want it to take place in your own house or your parents don't want it to take place there? That way a group of friends could help organise and you won't have to do all the work/cleaning up on your own - you could also pitch together and organise film nights in the same place, so you can rent movies and show them there for a small symbolic fee.
If you don't have anything like a youth club etc. then all the more reason to get together with some friends and maybe ask a town group/the council for ideas, you might even get a bit of funding - most towns are more than happy to support schemes that keep kids off the streets and give them somewhere to have fun, as this drastically cuts down on vandalism and saves them a ton of money in repairs!
Alternatively if you fancy falling pregnant or ending up as messed up braindead social security case with no education and a wonderful career in burger flipping, you can start getting drunk in your teens and experiment with drugs and make out with all the older guys.
Only joking, but believe me even though I'm not against alcohol or drugs per se under 18 and alcohol/drugs is a BAD combination.
I am no prude by far, in fact I happen to believe that both can be experimented with sensibly if the person is mature enough and knows where they stand in life, but at your age people are still too easily influenced and subceptible to be able to safely do so. You're probably going to go off and get drunk anyway but don't say I didn't warn ye
[This message has been edited by Redhead23 (edited 08-27-2003).]