Re: co-ed oa
Douglas J. Coffman (LEFTY@MTUS5.BITNET)
Mon, 9 Apr 1990 14:08:20 EST
Just as a minor correction to Jason's posting, women candidates for
the Order of the Arrow must be 21 years of age or older, not 18. This
is because the Order of the Arrow considers those 18-21 still as youth
members and women can only hold adult/advisor positions if the Order
of the Arrow as they only can in Boy Scouts.
I, personally see no problem with adult women in the O/A. They
provide much needed leadership in troops without men available and they
can do the same for the Order. Unfortunately, there are also those
women (and men) who want to be in the O/A just to say that they are in.
That is why National had to make so many rule changes for eligibility
to the Order. *Sigh* When will we all, women AND MEN grow up?
In the Brotherhood of Scouting,
Douglas J. "Lefty" Coffman
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City