Re: HIGH ADVENTURE POST
Mark McCormack (email@example.com)
Wed, 7 May 1997 21:30:07 +1000
Hello Susan and everyone else
The Australian system is that girls can be memebers of the Scout Association
fromthe age of 6. This is because of our inti-discrimination laws. A
person cannot be discriminated against because of sex, race or religion and
a few other things thrown in there as weel that I am not up to date with.
In all the Venturer Units that I have been involved with or worked with they
are all co-ed. There are things that we have to enforce as per Policy,
Organistions & Rules (PO & R). This is that males and females are not
allowed to share tents. Here in Queensland the Venturers have got around
this rule, they only take a fly and ground sheet, thus it is all open and
there are no sides.
AS for your problem with Post for those who can and those who don't, why
don't you introduce a buddy system. I am in the process of introducing this
to the Unit I have recently joined. The aim is that for those who can to
teach and examine the basics such as knots, first aid, erecting a tent and
so forth. These Basics the Venturers must do to complete the Discovery
Award, before being allowed on a hike, and this includes no exceptions.
They may have done this all before but they must satisfy the requirements of
the unit for skills. This will also encourage greater trust between the
What is spelunked ? Is this Canyoning?
One thing I have down in the past which worked really well is that I had 11
new kids join at once, they came from 3 scout Troops, and were members at 5
different schools. I found a Rock climbing instructor and as part of the QS
Award system we spent the next 2 months rock climbing, have to trust a
person who is belaying for you cna really knit the whole group together.
I hope this helps
The Evil (And i didn't loose any kids oh well there is next time hahahaha) One