Re: Co-ed Scouting
Gino Lucrezi (lucrezi@DSIAQ1.ING.UNIVAQ.IT)
Tue, 28 Feb 1995 16:27:27 +0000
> there are basically two approaches to co-ed scouting:
> 1. opening up the boys' association for girls (that's what's being
> disucced here most of the time)
> 2. merging boys' and girls' associations.
Actually there is a *third* way, which is having the girls' association
become mixed. AFAIK, this only happened in Greece, however (and #1
happened, too, so they have a co-ed association belonging to WOSM only,
and a co-ed association belonging to WAGGGS only)
> europe has seen both forms and -as far as i know- the second option
> worked better because the best of two associations and their programs
> structures whatever could be used.
I agree. In Italy we have AGESCI which followed the second approach,
and now has about a 50/50 split between sexes, and CNGEI which first
sponsored a spin-off girls-only association, then re-absorbed it, and
now has about 25% girls and the rest boys.
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