Re: GIRL Scouts?? Uggh....it just had to be said!
Lisa Varner (lvarner@FREENET.COLUMBUS.OH.US)
Thu, 9 Mar 1995 14:06:42 -0500
Hi Mary Beth and welcome to SCOUTS-L!
We are here. Girl scouts are very much present on this list. (Even if
they do just lurk!)
On Wed, 8 Mar 1995, Mary Beth Hunt wrote:
> I am enjoying all the BOY Scout discussions and am learning alot, but I
> signed up for this list to discuss GIRL Scouts, too!!
This is a pet peeve I have with many girl scout leaders. Please, USE
scouts-l. If you don't post, your issues may not get discussed. You only
get out of something what you put into it. Boy scout discussions DO
concern Girl scouts. Do our kids not have the same interests? Don't all
groups of kids have leader troubles, council problems, bullies, personality
conflicts, handicaps, diversity issues, ADD, problems retaining at older
age levels, don't they all need fund raisers, service projects, songs, new
ceremonies, ideas for structuring the politics in a troop, craft ideas,
cooking methods, games, places to camp, new adventures to try.
The great people on Scout-l discuss all this and more. For many it
has become like a family. When one hurts we all hurt. They have been
a shoulder to cry on, or stiff tree to lean on. Not to mention the
wonderful addition of learning 1st hand about other countries like you can
not learn in a book.
Lots of items may be talked about using the term male (yes, there are more
of them, but so what?), but are the topics really gender specific? I have
never been intimidated by a male environment, in fact I welcome the
perspective. What we have in common more than out weighs the differences.
I have been a member of Scouts-l for less than a year, and I can say I have
been greeted warmly and my comments have been respected--even many of my
dumb questions have been answered. I have never been talked down to or
told that I don't know because I work with girls.
Hats off to Jon for providing this means of communication with others like
There are many, many people here who just love to work with kids and
gender doesn't matter. On SCOUTS-L, you can hear how others have solved
the very problem you may face next week.
I myself am embarrassed to say how little I knew of Boy scouts, but I want
to support scouts of all kinds, so I am learning more every day.
> I am also interested in starting an alumnae program for the "old" Girl Scouts
> in our council. I sent for information from a San Francisco Council, but got
> no response. ANyone else have this program???
This is very interesting. I haven't really thought about this issue, but
I'm glad you brought it up. I have a troop of Cadettes and this could be
in their future. Let me know what you find out.
Hope to see you round the electronic campfire!
Lisa Varner << email@example.com >>
Haven't been there. Don't want to go. Don't need another t-shirt!
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