Re: Insight Magazine
Robert Gerrish (bobg@ANDES.PNW.NET)
Mon, 5 Dec 1994 22:46:41 -0800
On Mon, 5 Dec 1994, David Weintraub wrote:
> Now, about this Girl Scout camp that has the girls touching replicas
> of male genitalia and then tells the girls not to tell their parents:
> I'm sure there are many people who live in the region of this camp
> and who subscribe to Scouts-L who can check out the "facts" of this story.
> Maybe they can help us clarify this story. Personally, It isn't worth my
> time to verify an Insight story anymore.
I would also question the credibility of a magazine that published a
story like this. In my experience with Girl Scouting, it would suprise
me that this happened. GSUSA publishes the "Safety Wise" manual which
has their standard guidelines. The guidelines on sensitive issues state
that parents are to have sensitive issues discussed with them ahead of
time and are to sign permission slips before their daughters can
participate in senstive or controversial issues. In their contemporary
issues serise of booklets, even the booklet on science and math is
considered a controversial enough issue to require parental signature.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City