Girl Scouts in the closet, what to do?
Lynne Fitzsimmons (lynnef@MDHOST.CSE.TEK.COM)
Tue, 27 Jun 1995 14:52:02 PDT
Background - I co-lead a Cadette troop, girls ages 12-14. We
are going backpacking for the very first time in 2 weeks, and
I was planning a final shakedown extravaganza in my yard and
surrounding neighborhood on Monday (when I'm off work). Both
common sense and the Backpacking Interest Project Patch dictate
a shakedown hike with a fully loaded pack for 2 miles, so I was
going to hike around our peaceful neighborhood for 2 miles, and
then we would introduce the girls to the wonders of The Backpacking
Stove (cook a meal too), and do a gear inspection.
Anyway, the other leader's daughter (14, would die in an extremely
gruesome manner before letting ANYONE find out she was a Girl Scout)
has refused to do this hike, because Someone Might See Her. The
mother figures the other girls might feel that way also. (I just
polled my daughter. She has no problems with Hiking in Public).
I really don't have the time to locate a hike in the local wilderness
and arrange for transportation. I've told them to deal with it (either
make the arrangements by tomorrow night or go with the existing plan).
Any thoughts for getting these girls Out of the Closet?
Lynne Fitzsimmons firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader, Cadette Troop 653
Columbia River GS Council, Portland, OR, USA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City