Lisa Blackburn (blackburn@MET.CO.NZ)
Wed, 5 Oct 1994 03:58:53 EDT
I have replied to the orginal poster of this thread but after having read
several postings on this subject I thought I would tell you about Venturers
in New Zealand.
I was a Venturer. I went on camps, one time we climb a mountain and stayed
in a hut on the top. There were not two bedrooms. Everyone bunked in together
it was a great experience (although the climb just about killed me).
In many cases here there would not be venturer units without the girls, some
unit's executives are made up entirly of girls.
I cannot see the problem with allowing girls into the venturer units over there
Our venturers are aged from 13 1/2 to 18 1/2 when they then can join Rovers.
Many of the venturers are our cub and scout leaders.
I think that the BSA are being very short sighted about this subject (no flame
or offense intended) girls can do anything.
I used to be a Venturer, now a Rover and proud of it!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City