Re: Why female adult on all o...
Lynn Whited (whited@ASTROSUN.TN.CORNELL.EDU)
Tue, 28 Mar 1995 09:29:08 EST
Barbara Van Dyke (BarbaraVD@AOL.COM) wrote ...
> Men are not prevented from becoming leaders in GSUSA. GSUSA's
> safety standards require at least one female adult to be a member of
> the leadership team.
Alan Wolfson <awolfson@MSI.COM> wrote...
> That statement is not entirely correct - men are prohibited from
>being the primary leader of a GSUSA troop. Like many other parents, I
>got involved in Scouting as an adult to help provide a Scouting
>program for my children.
Sorry Alan, but Barbara is right as far as GSUSA policy goes. Men can
be primary leaders, as long as there is a women as a co-leader. Some
Councils and/or Service Units may prohibit men form being the 01 leader,
but it is local policy not national. I have served with in two different
Service Units in the same council. One had men 01 leaders (and they had
very good troops) the other one would only allow men in supportive roles.
Some times I wonder what would happen if a man that wanted to be an 01
tried to register that way, in a Service Unit that didn't support it ....
Personally, I welcome all the help I can get, either from mother's, father's,
aunt's, uncle's...the more help I have, the less work I have :)
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