Re: BSA "vs" GSA
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 22 Jun 1992 14:25:38 CDT
For over 80 years BSA and GSA have coexisted, and families have faced the
problem (if that is what to call it) of supporting to types of children,
boys and girls. Nothing new here - nor will there be -- pretty soon
parents will be admitting that they can not keep up with their children.
(a fact most people who work with children already know.)
My father and mother, then must have been "super people," they had 4
girls, all in GSA AND numerous other individual organizations as the four
of us found our own interests; 3 boys, two of whom were in BSA, all my
brothers belonged to numerous organizations, groups, etc.
I NEVER realized how very special they were! At least, if I follow your
reasoning, they were indeed super humans, as many, many, many people for
generations have been apparently.
GSA and BSA tried to cooperate (you understand NO ONE said they HAD to work
together, but BSA TEACHES people skills, one of which is cooperation rather
than anarchy). BSA's team of professionals (real world professionals, not
professional scouters) came to the conclusion, and it was stated in writing
and in person at the East Central Regional meeting in Indianapolis in May
1991 by Ben Love, "BSA will not be going into a coed program. Learning for
life is coed as is Exploring."
As I said, I do not believe "no" is "forever no" as I have been in this
program far too long.
"Ain't kids grand?"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City