Women as Scoutmasters
Sam Richart (richart@SPK.HP.COM)
Wed, 22 Dec 1993 14:05:42 PST
I'll enter into this realm of uncertainty by answering the question, should
a woman be allowed to serve as a Scoutmaster of a troop in the BSA.
In the world in which we live, there are too many 1 parent households.
I came from one. I have met many ladies that have significant more scouting
knowledge than myself, and there are some ladies that are more dynamic and
would make a wonderful Scoutmaster. However, the one thing that I can do that
no lady could, or should ever even try, is to provide an Adult Male role
model. For that reason only, I vote No to Women Scoutmasters. I joined
scouting as a youth for several reasons: 1) my older brother did, why can't I,
2) a fun time with the guys, 3) I wanted to go camping.
I learned the importance of just opening a car door for a lady from
one of my leaders, I can't picture getting the same impression from learning
the same thing from a Lady. Maybe I am not very open minded, maybe it would
work OK. Please, I don't mean to offend anyone, just voice my personal
opinion, after all that is what we were asked to do.
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