Re: Eagle in the News -Reply
Stephen Salyards (salyards@EURIDICE.ESS.UCLA.EDU)
Thu, 1 Jun 1995 14:59:43 PDT
Patti Scanlan wrote...
> Vicki (and everyone)
> I whole heartedly agree with you!! I also believe that Girl Scouts really
> need to get the PR out there and let people know about the Gold Award.
> I earned First Class. Just think how I feel when I have to explain.... "I
> earned the highest award in Girl Scouting, First Class, now called the
> Gold Award, which is comparable to the Eagle Scout in Boy Scouting". I
> sometimes feel that my award has been "cheapened" by the name
> change. Not that the change is bad, but those of us who earned First
> Class are not even recognized anymore. Most of the Girl Scouts that I
> deal with have never even heard of First Class. (sigh) I, however, am
> still very proud of my achievement.
One positive aspect of the name change is that in my experience the
GSUSA First Class was sometimes equated with the BSA First Class,
a comparison that is completely in error. Although the name change
has hurt the name recognition of both awards, if GSUSA would now
stick with it, I think it will be beneficial in the long run. Now
if they would just do the PR like the BSA.
Daisy Girl Scout Dad (soon to bridge to Brownie Dad)
p.s. For those following the continuing saga of our potential Brownie
Troop, my wife found an untapped source of girls/leaders for a troop
so it looks like we may have enough girls in the proper grade to meet
our council's policy.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City