Re: Girl Scout Program
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 26 Jun 1991 13:37:24 EDT
adding to what Jayne said: It appears that there is a significant
difference between what happens within the GS programs at various
locations, even between "neighborhoods". I am not sure if that is
the same for the younger girls (Brownies). I don't think the
Brownies that my daughter was in, had much of a CAMPING program,
but did go to parks and nature areas for day hikes etc. The GS
camps localy have very nice camp facilaties, and also include a
Horse riding program! Also included are "side" trips to Boston and
the Freedom trail hike, etc. The senior girls also had gone to Canada
for canoe trips, and Adirondek trek type programs, etc.
However, after observing the CO-ed programs in Europe and NOW
SCOUTS Canada, I see some advantages to the CO-ed programs. "SCOUTS"
as a single UNIFIED program could reduce costs, share facilities, etc.
As well as the benefits of having both male and female scouts learn how
to work together, in a "real" world situation etc. If BSA is going to
provide the camp facilities to allow female leaders, and/or female
explorers, (or guests of ventures?), and female staff etc, why not
allow female "scouts"? We need to find a way to get the BEST from
both programs to the kids that can benefit from the programs, and
stop wasting the limited ($) resouces on legal fees, court costs etc.
Why shouldn't a girl be able to go to the same camp as her brother,
if she wants the same kind of programs? I still don't understand!
I know some boys that would rather do arts and crafts!
still scouting, since '57
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City