Re: Women as Scoutmasters
Dr. Steven C. Myers (R1SCM@AKRONVM.BITNET)
Tue, 28 Dec 1993 16:06:31 EST
On Wed, 22 Dec 1993 22:18:54 EST Jo Paoletti said:
>Now I'd like to raise an issue that hopefully won't heat up the net so
>much. I had a real good troop up intil last year. Actually, I still
>HAVE a real good troop, but the turnover among my seventh graders was
>amzing! Girls who had been with me since first grade suddenly got "too
>busy", but it was painfully obvious that Scouting was terribly uncool.
>Then they entered middle school and I lost 6 of my 9 seventh graders!
>Has this happened to anyone else?
>Jo Paoletti email@example.com
Yep. Happenned to my wife's troop of juniors (large-ish) who
upon arival at Jr. High shrunk to three cadets (all who went on
to get their Silver Awards). BTW in my estimation SILVER=LIFE,
but we could argue details later.
Seems that now the girls are in High School it is cool again.
Turnover seems higher, but there are always many girls ready
to camp or go on a trip or whatever.
In fact my wife is camping in about 1 ft. of snow with them right now.
The bigger problem seems really stupid regulations of the Girl
Scout council here, the lack of decent council programming for
cadets and NONE for seniors, and the implication that my
wife's Seniors are always available to work at every council event.
Father of a Senior Girl Scout and Explorer (Silver Award and Philmont
too) and of a Brownie too. Father also of an SPL and a 5 year old
want-a-be. Husband of Senior Girl Scout Leader, Brownie Girl SCout
Leader, Troop Committee member, and Merit Badge Counselor.
Me? I'm a Scoutmaster.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City