Re: Canadian scouts OFFICIALY co-ed!!!
Garbutt, Keith (GARBUTT@WVNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 3 Dec 1992 15:24:55 EST
I could not disagree more with Kevin
1) The Girl Scouts program is NOT equivalent to the BSA program at least
here in WV. Many girls are discrimiated against by the BSA's refusal to
allow them into the program.
2) The pourpose of the BSA is to produce well rounded citizens - we
are not going to do this if we keep boys and girls separate from
each other - The appalling behavior of US Scouts towards female
scouts at international meetings is ample evidence of this.
3) The original segrigation was set up when the roles of men and
women in the world were very different from each other. They have
now converged is it not time BSA caught up with the rest of society.
4) Women hold posts throughout Scouting and provide the sort of
srtong role models most of us would like girls to have - yet we
do not allow girls to see these women while they can watch
Maddona any day of the week!
Coed scouting DOES work just look at the rest of the world Scouting
started as a revolution if it does not change soon it will end as
a reactionary backwater
Mountaineer Council WV
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City