Robert Gerrish (bobg@ANDES.PNW.NET)
Mon, 12 Dec 1994 09:03:39 -0800
On Mon, 12 Dec 1994, Robert Flipse wrote:
> I would like to introduce myself to the group:
> Our daughter is active in girl scouts but anxiously awaits her 14th birthday
> when she can be enrolled as an explorer and get to go along on a canoe trip
> to Algonquin park or camping in the Virgin Islands or some of the other
> activities that her brother has been able to do.
I don't know how old your daughter is, but she is a Cadette, have her check
out Wider Opportunities in Girl Scouts. Wider Ops offers many programs
around the US that are unlike anything I have seen in boy Scouts. I
wish Boy Scouting had offered these types of opportunities in when I was
a boy, but they probably never will.
BTW Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts go on canoe and backpack trips also.
It seems that most of the subscribers both to this listserver and
rec.scouting news group are so overwhelmingly introdoctronated in BSA
philosophy that they don't see the other programs and opportunities around.
Encourage your daughter to stick with Girl Scouts and if the troops
around you don't offer the opportunities she is looking for, become
active with them. These types of adventures within a all girl program
don't put the girls in competition with the boys. They can excel on
their own. Girl Scouting is lacking volnteers. Most men will
work with their sons in Boy Scouting, but all too often ignore their
daughters and Girl Scouting.
(Hopefully, discussing Girl Scouting doesn't violate the three G's
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City