Re: Mom & me outings
Rick Clements (rickcl@POGO.WV.TEK.COM)
Sat, 27 Aug 1994 09:54:45 PDT
From: Debbie Freund <FREUNDD@FLORENCE.UNCG.EDU>
}Over the years, I have found that invariably someone is left out when
}we plan child/specific adult events.
To get around that problem, our Boy Scout troop has one family camp a
}When my son was in a BS troop several years ago, mothers were actively
}discouraged in many ways from participation. It was definitely a
We have one patrol that we've had problems getting adults to help
with. At a committee meeting, our Scoutmaster asked one of the
mothers why she didn't volunteer. She said she had been told that
it wasn't approprate for women to help. The current committee told
her that it was the pollicy of BSA and it definately wasn't the policy
of the current troop leadership. In fact, she could start now and
take the training in Oct..
It's funny that most of the times it's "National Policy". I do know
some one that was told that it's "National Policy" that men can't help
with Girl Scouts. It's not the policy of GSUSA either, but it's a
favorite line of people who want to keep the leaders of either
orginazation a single sex.
Rick.Clements@tek.com Committee member/Troop 721/Reedville, OR USA
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