Re: Women at camp? Any bets?
Gina Gestautas (NORTH@DRYCAS.BITNET)
Fri, 14 May 1993 13:53:00 EDT
Paul Russel said:
>with at least one female in an adult leadership position. I know of one
>troop that went to camp a couple of summers ago with 2 female and 0 male
>leaders. I'm sure there were probably a few old-timers who were totally
>scandalized, but at least the boys got to come to summer camp. YiS, pdr
I think that this is what it is all about.. If old timers are standing in
the way of getting BOYS to the camp (even though the EXPERIENCED leaders
add to the program in many other ways), the do NOT belong in a scouting
program that is trying SLOWLY, but most ASSUREDLY to keep itself in the
MAINSTREAM of a boy's life. I know it sounds terrible that I should suggest
that we ignore that experienced group.. but I don't think that TRADITION has
any basis to prevent the availability of this program to youth that
DEPERATELY need it in these times. The old timers already had their chance
to benefit from the scouting program (learning how to share, cooperate,
provide leadership, etc.). If they did not learn anything from it, then
step out of the way and let the youth of today have a piece of what it means
to be a SCOUT. To me.. people that ignore the fact that things change ALL
THE TIME in the BSA are part of the issue of why so many youth are being
missed or grow disenchanted with what the BSA has to offer.
*steps off soapbox*
As others have stated before, its the sharing of the scouting experience that
really lets others see that its a WORLDWIDE and all encompassing movement.
Gina Gestautas "Teach each child as if he is your own...
[Amateur Everything] He may influence yours when they are grown."
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