RE: Survey??? Scouting??
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Mon, 26 Oct 1992 19:02:50 CST
Maybe we could offer programs for girls, but my statement was based
primarily on the fact that the BSA has stuck to its "traditional" role of
providing programs for boys...at the same time, addressed the needs of
older girls and women by providing programs and leadership opportunities
through the Exploring program. I agree with you that we could admit girls
into Cub Scouting, but then, we would be stuck. Remember what the purpose
of Cub Scouting is...to prepare boys (now girls) for participation as Boy
Do we expand the entire Scouting program and admit girls uniformly?? Or
do we expand the intent of Cub Scouting to prepare boys for Boy Scouting and
girls for Girl Scouting?? And what would be the impact upon the Girl Scouts
if we took "all" (a large majority) of their Brownies and Juniors away from
I think that given the timing of the movements to admit girls into Exploring
and the later court cases that forced leadership to be universal in nature
the BSA has done a good job at "protecting their interests (and investments)".
Remember, Paul, that in many, many Councils, "old money" is there only because
they wanted it to go to the Boy Scouts of America, and not to a new organization
that was created because of pressures from many external sources.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City