Jon Eidson Ext 6835 (MIS0508C@TCUAVM.BITNET)
Fri, 6 Apr 1990 08:33:32 CST
Subject: COED Scouting
Its not that I'm against coed groups, but most of you miss one of the
main objective of Boy Scouts ... and that is adult male association.
Having been a scoutmaster now for 6 years, I have had quite a few boy
who come from single parent families--always their mother. It is
an extremely important aspect to have good adult male role models
to look up to. Besides, lets face up to facts. No matter how idealistic
you want people to be, there are difference between men and women.
What is wrong with having a program designed for boys (ie Boy Scouts)
and a counter part designed for girls (ie Girl Scouts). When such
programs are combined, I'm not so sure they are successful. For example
look at the Camp File program. Each program can never be everything
to everybody ... and really should not try. They should adhear to their
principles and if successful, will thrive.
It was really an eye opener for me to see the Boy Scouting program from
a leader's viewpoint than it was when I was in Scouts as a youth. The
true goals of what Scouting was to achieve became clear for me.
Oh well, I guess thats more than my 2 cents worth.
Yours in Scouting,
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City