Re: FOREIGN SCOUTS
Jim Miller Sr. (JJMSR@AOL.COM)
Fri, 11 Aug 1995 09:52:26 -0400
In a message dated 95-08-10 19:55:02 EDT, alan@SAWASDI.APANA.ORG.AU (Alan
>I AM NOT BEING DEROGATORY. I know of
>a 13 year old girl, whose father is in the military and is taking his
>to the USA in the near future, the girl may want to join Scouts for the time
>she is there, I am not entering into the argument, but when talkking on an
>international level I think the term Boy from the Boy Scouts and the title
>he/him needs to be addressed.
While some of us might agree with the desirability of coed scouting, here in
the US the fact is that there are two seperate organizations for Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts. That leaves your friend with only three choices:
1. the daughter can join GSUSA;
2. the daughter at 14 can join BSA as an Explorer - a coed program;
3. the daughter can function as a lone scout in the program of her own
I realize that that does not present the option you would like to see, but at
the present time those are the only options open in US scouting.
We may or may not agree with the current situation, but those are the facts
at the present time.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City