Re: Co-ed Boy Scouts
Frank Boimare (SC0HASS@VM.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Wed, 5 Feb 1992 15:36:10 CST
I don't think the requirements say you must have more than two leaders
on hand (depending on unit size) but the current requirements do not address
considerations involving female Scouts.
Let's start with a coed group of 8 kids (50/50 mix)? You need at least two
adults anyway, but I will assume two males and a female leader are present.
What happens if the female gets sick and has to go home and a problem occurs
between a male leader and a female Scout? If the other male backs up the
male leader, will people believe him or will they say it is two men siding
against the girl? I see a potential for major problems unless "two-deep"
becomes "four deep" when girls are allowed to become Scouts.
Incidentally, I do think it is *against* the rules to have a husband-wife
pair as the only adult leaders on a camp-out. This may only be for Cubs,
but I am reasonably sure I read it somewhere.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City