Re: Co-Ed Scouting
Fri, 7 Feb 1992 08:51:38 EST
I agree with the one who said that the most resistance to co-ed scouting
will come from the troops. But it does seem like it is time to changes.
It would be easiest with GSA help and approval, but I dont understand
why it could not be done with out. Step one, change name and rules
denoting gender, step two start with Tigers and allow the girls in.
This will do a number of things, get leaders at all levels started on
the idea and training(or train the new ones as they come in) for co-ed.
It will be five years for the troops to get prepared and the leadership
organized. As the girls move up thru cubs and webelos take these
parents along thru scouts. It is a hard nosed attitude, but those
that dont bend to this co-ed -- get out! It is coming sooner or later,
so we might as well get it started. Lots of attitudes will need to
be changed, and it will have problems, but what the heck, everyone likes
a challenge and/or something to complain about...right?!?!?! 8-)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City