Re: need camporee pr...
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@MIMICAD.COLORADO.EDU)
Mon, 2 May 1994 12:39:05 -0600
I agree with you at least in principle on allowing the local troops to
make decisions on whether to admit girls (I would also extend this to
the issue of gays - but we don't need to rehash that here). There
would be some details about how things would run that would probably
need to be worked out at higher levels, but it would be a constructive
way for BSA to deal with the issue.
I also do think it a shame that patrol meetings and campouts can't
occur without two adults present - it really limits the usefulness of
the patrol, I think. But with the issues of liability and youth
protection always lurking around, I don't see how the BSA could really
do otherwise. How did the groups in the other countries you were
involved with deal with things such as preventing hazing, covering
I personally don't see BSA being able to return to the more
traditional patrol responsibilities until such a time (if ever) as
the current trends towards litigation subside.
ASM Troop 1046, Bowie, MD, NCAC
Eagle '85 Vigil '89
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City