Re: Women as Scoutmasters
Larry Heidkamp (heidkamp@CLAUDE.MA30.BULL.COM)
Thu, 23 Dec 1993 10:07:10 EST
I think women should be able to hold any position in the BSA, paid or volunteer.
There has been some talk about better a woman SM than no SM, or better a good
woman SM than a bad male SM. Such thinking is just a bit removed from the
old no women SM rules of a few years ago. What if I joined a troop that had
a woman SM and I volunteered for that position. I've been trained, I've had
a number of years as SM and ASM in my old troop, my record at the old troop
was good, etc. Should the committee of the new troop ask the woman to step
aside to allow me to take over just bcause I'm a man? I don't think so.
I do believe that there must be at least one active male SM/ASM in each troop.
As long as we are Boy Scouts, the boys do need a male role model. (Part
of the model could be showing the boys that it is OK to work for a woman).
And there are some topics that a boy would never ask a woman.
Just my thoughts,
SM Troop 25
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