Re: Girls in BSA
Norman J. MacLeod (gaelwolf@MARLIN.SSNET.COM)
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 15:03:42 EDT
Sorry to have confused you -
>Where are you coming from here? You stated both sides of the issue and took a
>stand nowhere. My town is much to small to support all three programs. It is
>boys only or not at all.
In the case of a small town where there are only enough people to support
one programme, the co-ed option should, I think be made available. This way,
both boys and girls can have a Scouting programme, with nobody being left
out. Small communities, especially those remote from others, are one very
good reason why co-ed Scouting should be made an option that the local unit
can opt to adopt. This is one of the reasons Scouts Canada now offers the
local Scout Group the option to be co-ed if the Leaders and parents wish it
to be. (My personal opinion...)
The three-option locations would be communities large enough - and with
interest enough - to support their numbers.
This is all wish-listing as far as the BSA is concerned today. However,
there is some value in discussing the issue in the anticiaption that the day
may come when the BSA decides to accept girls as members in Packs and Troops.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City