Re: Girl wants to join BSA
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Sat, 26 Aug 1995 10:53:28 GMT
Pete Farnham wrote:
> "GIRL FILES SUIT TO ENTER BOY SCOUTS
> "LOS ANGELES--An 11-year old girl sued the Boy Scouts of America
> yesterday charging its male-only policy violates state civil rights
> law and demanding that she be accepted as a full member.
> "Katrina Yeaw said there is no Girl Scout program in her hometown of
> Rocklin, so she wants to join the same Boy Scout program as her twin
> brother, Daniel.
Stipulating that there is no GSUSA program in her town, I sympathize
with the child. I have several questions:
1) Has any attempt been made to organize a Girl Scout Troop of the
appropriate level (Junior Troop, I think)?
2) Does the GSUSA have a Lone Scout program or something similar?
3) Has the local GSUSA council even been contacted by the parents of the
girl in re this situation, prior to a lawsuit being filed.
I recall a previous thread in this forum wherein girls were admitted to
the Boy Scout program in geographically remote areas of Great Britain,
particularly the outer islands, and that this has been done for roughly
half a century, during which girls were otherwise not permitted to be
Boy Scouts in the British Scout Association. As I recall, this was done
by mutual agreement by the British Scout Association and the British
Having said the foregoing, it would have been interesting to see a
lawsuit filed against the GSUSA for failure to provide council services
in the local area.....
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 852, Camarillo, CA
Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America
National Woodbadge 416-18, Philmont, 1973
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