Re: To get a discussion started. . .
Dave Tracewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 24 May 1997 21:20:26 -0700
>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
The point is that girls are already allowed in the BSA. They are "allowed"
and encouraged to join and participate in both Learning for Life and in
our Exploring program. It is only in our traditional programs, Cub & Boy
Scouts, that there are restrictions. I think you are probably on the right
track, but most likely it will be in the form of a similar or concurrent
(new) program that will have girls as part of it. There would be, in all
likely hood, too much flack if we started allowing girls in our traditional
programs (even though it's done in the majority of countries that have
Scouting programs already.) We here in the US, as a whole, are too "up
tight" to allow that yet, even in the next ten years. Only time will tell.
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