Re: To get a discussion started. . .
James A. Wells (email@example.com)
Sat, 24 May 1997 21:56:45 +0000
> There should have been no problem getting this set up. All they had to do
> is call it a "Venture Outing", have two deep leadership with at least one
> other female leader, separate sleeping areas, and it would have been legal
> (BSA speaking). Girls can go on venture outings as long as certain
> guidelines are followed. In Explorers, it's the same guidelines, and girls
> are actually allowed to be a part of the program (obviously not in the Boy
> Scout traditional program.) Sounds like CNN is trying to "stir the pot",
> it's a "non-issue" if we follow the designed program.
> Dave Tracewell
> Post Advisor - cp2000
While this may have been true, and I haven't heard all the details
yet, it may not have been a "Venture" outing. If it wasn't, then it
was a regular troop campout and she officially could not have gone.
There is probably a standoff coming soon in the BSA. There are going
to be a lot of hurt feelings and new rivalries mafe, but girls will
be allowed completely into the BSA, probably in the next ten years
depending who picks up the cause and creates a big enough stir for