Re: BSA:Women at camp
Tue, 6 Dec 1994 10:27:54 MST
>This is my main question. Should Moms go to Camp?
If you want to avoid a discrimination claim...the answer is yes.
I have one mother involved as a parent and she has gone on a few trips. She is
not a registered leader so is not involved in managing the Troop. Things have
worked out well. I admit, however, it is difficult for me to accept being an
old time Scouter. But I cannot see any problems. Many of the oder boys,
however, stay clear of her and have made it clear that if their moms start
coming on trips they will quite. I think it may just be a matter of time and
One last point, we attend a Scout camp in California where they hire a number
of women (mostly college age) as camp counselors. In this role the kids really
enjoy these women and respect their position at camp. I know some Scout
leaders are critical of this hiring practice, but I find it a breath of fresh
air. An important note here: these female counselors are not the boys'
Bill Hunter SM T-99
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City