BSA: Co-ed events
Andy McElhannon (Andrew_McElhannon@BAYLOR.EDU)
Mon, 6 Feb 1995 10:15:44 +0000
Its interesting to see all the points of view on this topic.
However, I have a question and would like to tap the vast reservoir of this
Our district is planning a Scouting Adventure Weekend at the end of March on the
campus of Baylor University and the event that I am in charge of organizing is a
co-ed lock-in. We have the use of a large gym several class rooms and a large
open room that runs about 40ft by 100ft.
Attendance last year ran about 50 scouts and explorers (14yrs min. age
Problems that we had last year - we were a little disorganized on activities, so
that is one question. _What are some activities that work for others?_
While we have no problem with meeting any of the BSA policies on having a co-ed
event, last year we had a problem with a couple of advisors from a post pursuing
their romantic relationship to the point that their post (co-ed) took over a
room to sleep in - needless to say we had to do a little damage control over
some false rumors that circulated regarding improper behavior of several of
their explorers, as nothing immoral occured (to the best of my knowledge). To
solve that one problem, we are listing in the hand out for this event that NO
sleeping arrangements are co-ed, and I don't think I'll have to worry about any
advisors going to sleep this time. Its a lock-in, who gets to sleep anyway:-)
What are some good mixers for this type of co-ed event?
One last question - We've discussed inviting the local GSUSA council to
participate, what sucess might we expect to have with this?
Please feel free to contact me personally with any suggestions that you might
have for us.
Andy McElhannon *** The best laid plans of mice and men***
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