Carol Breuer (CBreuer@VINES.COLOSTATE.EDU)
Thu, 16 Mar 1995 08:42:32 MST
Thanks to Justin for contributing to this list as a youth member. A lot of
us adults can use that kind of input. My son (an Eagle Scout now registered
as College Reserve) and I have had a number of discussions on co-ed scouting.
In view of the way most other scouting organizations in the world are co-ed
we both feel that the USA needs to move in that direction.
Women have become more accepted as adult leaders in BSA on all levels, and I
think that is important for the future. But too many of my fellow Scout
leaders have daughters that are terribly disappointed that they can't be a
part of the BSA program, and find that the girls' organizations just don't
come up to their expectations. For myself, I was only a Girl Scout for a
short time and wanted more outdoorsy type things and camping than seemed to
be included, and since I didn't have a daughter I wasn't involved in GSA as
an adult. Personally, I'm disappointed that our two organizations can work
more together for the welfare of the young people we serve in America.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City