Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Fri, 6 Apr 1990 16:58:32 EDT
reply mainly to Jon Eidson's comments. Many of the points and obviouly
correct! There are many single parent scouts. I dealt mostly with the
younger scouts, and WEBELO's transition camps for the past two years.
It really helped to have the Chaplains WIFE in camp when a couple
first time campers got HOME sick. Sure, there are MANLY ways to deal
with home sick scouts, but this was the fastest recovery I ever saw.
I don't know if having young girls with the boys would help, probably
not. However, the CANADIAN Scouts program is going strong with
COED troops at the OLDER scout ages. I am not sure where I am going
with this, but I think there is a place in BOY scouting for female
people. Maybe not COED all the time.
The male "father" image should never be replaced in scouting, but I
think scouting should not be denined if there is no FATHER to run
A TROOP. If I have a woman who want to help, shes got a job!
HOW ABOUT THOSE Buffalo SABRES!
Don IZARD @ UBVM etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City