Re: Co-ed Scouting in other countries. (135 lines)
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Fri, 26 Jun 1992 14:30:57 EDT
Thank you for the information on CO-ED scouting on a pretty
global basis. It seems like the USA in not in an absolute
monority in keeping BOYS only program. However, if you
look at the list of "Western Culture" countries, such as
Western Europe, and North American, the USA is a minority
ammong "counterpart" Nations.
The part that I did not see answered was if any one "knows"
how the evolution was handled, and what happened to the
"Girls only" programs in the nations that now have CO-ed
scouting. Scouts Canada, sounds like a unified program,
HOWEVER, I would like to understand more, and wether or not
programs such as Girl Guides or Girl Scouts are still acitve
in nations with CO-ED (formerly BOY) Scouting. Did the two
programs join together to provide a better program for the
youth, or did Scouting just expand, as the cost of the grils
I am trying to understan more about how other countries were
successful in going co-ed, but wonder what happens if there
are still people that want a BOYS only or GIRLS only program.
Perhaps if information was available about to successfully
make the transition, BSA would be more likely to move.
don, still scouting
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City