Re: Girl Scouting
Larry Hull (lhull@UPS.EDU)
Mon, 27 Feb 1995 10:34:40 -0600
>Tom -- As a Junior Girl Scout leader, I have found that there are all the
>opportunities that the Boys have, but we do not have anyone who is able to be
>our certified troop camper. With that and the lack of a level 2 first aider,
>which I am going to become, we are hampered in what we can do. So yes,
>please be the troop camper and then from there, you can open a whole range of
>opportunites for your daughter. BTW, as your daughter goes on there are the
>same opportunities to achieve advancements in the Silver and Gold Awards as
>there are in working toward Eagle. We have had a discussion here about it,
>and I have looked at it and will look forward to helping the girls attain
>Girls as a rule suffer from a lack of people able to provide the leadership
>to attain outdoor skills.
>Junior Girl Scout Leader
>Tierra del Oro Council
>Rio Encina Service Unit
>I only speak for myself, 'cuz no one will let me speak for them.
Perhaps you could check with the Boy Scout Council nearest you about H.A.T.
(High Adventure Training). The regional BSA has an outdoor leader training
course that is supposed to be available to GSUSA leaders as well as BSA
leaders. It is a very in-depth training program dealing with camping and
I am chairman of the HAT in Western Washington, and have had several Girl Scout
leaders go through the course. They are "hoping" that the local GSUSA
accept it in lieu of their outdoor leader training.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City