Re: Boys and Girls
Claudia Micher de Anda (CLAUDIA@ATENAS.GDL.ITESO.MX)
Thu, 16 Feb 1995 21:28:24 CST
> > IMHO, scouting associations that have the same training programs for
> > both girls and boys... well, don't have much an idea of the REAL
> > differences between a man and a woman. Please notice I am not
> > talking about co-ed, but about recognizing different needs...
> IMHO this is BS. You are talking about co-ed, and the fact that
> you are against it. IMHO if different troops (even within the same
> organisation) have the same training programs, they are not recognizing
> different needs of the different kids.
I insist on seeing the difference between co-ed and having specific
developing programs for boys, and specific programs for girls. I am
not saying that boys or girls can/can't do this or that, but that
they are different in several aspects of their mind and lives that
have to be trated in a particular way (besides going along with a
general training program)
> IMO the BSA _CAN_ cater for the training needs of both boys
> girls. From some of the postings to scouts-l, it appears that the GSUSA
> doesn't cater for the physical development that everybody (male _OR_
> female) needs. (and the BSA does).
I don't know for Northamerican Scouts. I talk for my own national
reality. In Mexico, Scout Femenine Units emphasise physical
activities, and so they captate a certaint type of girl. But when we
have camped with Girl Scouts, they ALL agree that their meetings have
not the misticysm and harmony of ours (on my honor!).
To conclude, I sustain the existance of BALANCED PROGRAMS, that let
the youngsters work, first, their belonging to a society and a planet
as a human being (despite sex ot other distinctions), and second,
his/her particularities, as an irrepetible and unique human being.
Hope it's useful.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City