Re: Women in the '90s in BSA
Don Izard (IZARD@UBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 22 Dec 1993 16:54:25 EST
I hope your holiday goes better than mine, so far. My son got
his car insruacne canceled for reasons that we can't get resolved,
so he goes to take a plan home from pittsburgh. He needed cash
for the taxi to AP, he gets HELD UP with a knife at the machine,
and the guy takes out all the money he had on his credit line.
Trys to get police. Misses his plane filling police report!
Has to pay extra to take later flight, NO CREDIT left on his card.
Has kidney stone attack and is taken to hospital! HE IS ONLY 20.
And I won't even start on my daughter! Did you ever find anything on
ANYWAY, I think TIME and AGE and retirements will be the only way,
younger more liberal leadership will ever gain TOTAL equality in
BSA. However, there are those that SAY if BSA is COED etc., why
are gays banned etc. As we get more liberal acceptance of COED
scouting and female leadership, I see more and more liberal pressue
to accept NOn-religious (NOT ANTI religious) and GAYS, but NOT
child molesters etc. The is just my personal observation. As
gays gain more legal and social acceptance in society and when
principals are FIRED for allowing a non-denominational prayer,
approved by the students (recent news), I expect BSA will follow
the expected main stream of society. I would hope sexual equality
with BSA would not automaticly mean eventually allowing GAY's and
ANTI-religious, BUT, if BSA follows the apparent trenf of general
society, I expect by the year 2000, BSA will not be the same as today.
My 2 cents for your discussion. I would appreciate any summary
thoughts your presentation may derive.
I hope that the holiday season will find you joyous and healthy !
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City