Re: Campfires vs Scouting
CLAUDIA MICHER DE ANDA (CLAUDIA@ATENAS.GDL.ITESO.MX)
Mon, 24 May 1993 10:44:37 CST
> Now I am searching for a similar outlet for my six year old
> daughter. Does anyone out there have any idea what are the
> basic differences between the Campfires and the Girl Scouting
> programs, besides the former being coed?
I deffinately think that you SHOULD check the program of the
different options your daughter has to choose. Maybe one troop (or
one organization) is too passive, or maybe they're not working to
make her feel a girl (very important thing in my personal concept).
But even if its passive or extremely active, or whatever, it is
important that your girl likes it!
> I have also heard some pros about Girl Scouting which suggest
> that girls might take on more leadership roles if they are not
> in competition with boys. Anyone connected with Campfires see
> this as being true?
Maybe here in Mexico you could say it is true. My Guides learn
to be leaders (or patrol members) within women, and that makes them
feel... something like understood. They feel they can talk freely.
On the other hand, whenever we capout with our brother boy troop,
they tend to be passive: they expect the boys to do the "hard work".
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City