Re: Re: To get a discussion started. . .
James A. Wells (email@example.com)
Sun, 25 May 1997 23:40:57 +0000
> In Australia, girls have been allowed in all levels of
> Scouting for quite some years now. It's only a matter of time
> before it will happen universally. I actually don't
> understand why it's taking so long, as it is a wonderful
> experience for the younger ones to interract with the other
> sex and feel comfortable with them as friends. Especially for
> those who go to all-boy or all-girl schools.
> Joanne Healy
I only wish more people on our national committee in the USA agreed.
It is their feeling (and that of many others) that mixing pre-teen
and teenage boys and girls is a BAD idea, but I've seen it work in
plenty of other situations (ie. Exploring.) But even beyond that,
there are too many people set in their ways, and like all
accountants and bureacrats (implied sarcasm,) you have to threaten
National BSA's pocketbook, and that means their public image, and
that means a big, messy fight that will need national attention. I
just hope someone with the guts and the resources comes along