Reply to Mixing boy and girl
Roy A. More (H236@HOSP.MED.UMICH.EDU)
Wed, 1 Feb 1995 16:18:00 -00
*** Original Author: SCOUTS-L @ PRINCETO - ** Remote User **; 02/01/95 03:32pm
I know you all have some great ideas and I need you now. I don't want to
start a lot of discussion when I explain this, I just would like your help.
Alot of discussion has been going on in the scouting world about boys and
girls mixing in scouts in USA especially. Everyone has there own feelings
on this subject. I for one think it can work despite the grumblings from
BSA and GSUSA alike. In order to understand each other better, myself (a
girl scout leader) and a local boyscout and explorer post leader (whom I've
yet to meet!) are joining forces. In our own way maybe we can make a
difference and begin to bridge the gap. He is kindly coming to our troop
meeting to explain his recent trip to the Australian Jamboree. (Our girls
are doing Australia for Thinking Day, (International Festival). In turn, I
am going to visit his explorer post who are centered around computers (What
else? My second true love!). Then we are going to plan a joint activity
between his boy scout troop and my girl scout troop, since they are close
This is where I need you expertise. What can we do? The troops have not
ever met, and I must admit only having a daughter, I'm not sure what young
teen boys will enjoy. (No smart comments, Please!)
His boys and my girls are ages 11-14. We are in cold Ohio, so an indoor
idea would be best as the weather is very unpredicable. We already have
tossed around roller skating, bowling, Ohio Historical Society, COSI
(Center of Science and Industry), and even camping (this one shot down by
other adult masses). Any other ideas? I'd really like to try something
that neither of them have probably done.
I'm countin' on you!
Lisa Varner << email@example.com >>
Haven't been there. Don't want to go. Don't need another t-shirt!
*** Comments From: H236 - More, Roy A.; 02/01/95 04:17pm
The season might not be right but later this spring, a joint
afternoon/day canoe trip might work well. Keep the outing in
Scouting plus it gives some good skills development opportunities.
Roy More, A2, MI
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