RE: Girls in Scouting
Thu, 29 Oct 1992 17:42:45 PST
}> Do we expand the entire Scouting program and admit girls uniformly??
}YES. Ask the Canadians, Brits, Swiss, etc., and you'll find that it
}can work. Just get rid of the 'B' from BSA and wait a few years.
The British and Canadians admit girls on a group by group basis. (A group
has one unit from Beavers though Rovers.) Not all groups have gone co-ed.
}> Or do we expand the intent of Cub Scouting to prepare boys for Boy
}> Scouting and girls for Girl Scouting??
No. The Girl Scout program is broken up in three year units. They have a
program to prepair the for "Girl Scouts" [Juniors]; it's called Daisies and
}Could do. This is what happens in many countries around the world.
Not actually. The groups that admit girls admit them for all levels. If
they join as a Beaver or Cub Scout they can move all the way up to Rover.
The Girl Guides are a seperate program. The don't allow boys as members or
men in key leadership roles. (For Canada the unit leader and first aider
must be a woman.) They have the same variety of programs that the Girl
Scouts do in this country. Some units have a strong camping program like the
Boy Scouts while other units do more of other activites.
Senior Girl Scouts didn't go away when Explorers started admitting girls.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City