Re: Co-ed Scouting?
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 3 Feb 1992 09:31:16 EST
Are there any CAMP FIRE people on the list? My older son started
in CAMP Fire programs, since there was NO Tiger Cub program at
the time, and we had a strong Neighborhood program.
Notice that the name is JUST CAMP FIRE program. The "girls"
was dropped after they became CO_ED. You don't need to create
a CO-ED program, there is one! However, I think BSA would
benefit from becoming a REAL family PROGRAM, and not just
say Family, when all they really want is BOYS and parents.
I don't have the details at my office, but I can get them, if
there is interest in CAMP FIRE, and no one with up to date data
on the list. We left Campfire when the Boys were old enough to
join CUBS, more for tradition than program. Campfire had a
nice FAMILY program.
A SCOUTING/USA program would not mean, IN MY thought line, that
all UNITS would be COED. But units could be COED, and programs
and Facilities and PAID personnel could be shared resources.
I am sure there would be "challenges". But IF the USA is such
a GREAT and advanced country, WE should be able to manage.
DON Izard, Scouting since '56
formet CAMP FIRE Dad :)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City