Girls in Scouting
Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Sat, 18 Feb 1995 12:39:29 -0500
I suggest that you take a different approach and you will win the support of
more folks. In "my" High Adventure Post, we do not try and be a weekly
meeting type of group. We plan to have one big one and several small ones for
activities. This post having just started, put its first big activity off
in the summer of 1996. We will take a crew or two crews to Seabase with
the Council contingent. In 1997 we will probably go on a Canoe trek
(cheaper, as I have to send THREE people to National Jambo). We are doing some
backpacking, some canoeing, rock climbing, caving planning as "peer group"
building exercises before we start Scuba training next year. If you sell
it to the Girl Scouts as a supplement to their program, giving them access
to BSA's High Adventure bases WITHOUT all the usual red tape from GSA
(they are Explorer's and must only meet BSA requirements) you can get some
support which you will need if you are to have a successful Co-Ed experience.
Remember to meet BSA's requirement, you must female and male adult leadership
on your trips so it is important to find the right person who is supportive
the idea that girls are limited primarily by society and others rather than
their abilities. I watched the heft 45 lb. backpacks around Philmont and
climb enough rocks to know this to be true. THE best ranger I have had at
Philmont was a female former Explorer scout.
It is NOT a replacement in my opinion for Senior GSA troops. It is a useful
addition to their program and that of BSA's as well.
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