Re: Girls in BSA
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 12:59:32 GMT
Pat Meehan said:
>I left rec.scouting because of all this discussion on the 3Gs of scouting.
>I would not like this group to get off on that whole discussion tangent...
>I've seen many posts to this group on religion and females in the BSA..
The postings to REC.SCOUTING have a lamentable tendency to degenerate
into flame wars. That has not happened here in this forum, by and large.
If you think about it, I believe you will agree that this substantive
issue has been addressed in a mature manner by people of differing
I have certainly enjoyed reading the postings by the GSUSA leaders, and
most especially, those who have been active as leaders in both the BSA
and GSUSA programs. I have gained in knowledge and perspective thereby.
>The simple fact of the matter is it is the 'BOY' Scouts of America... Coed is
>Explorers... Folks, lets stop these issues now and not ruin a great forum for
>helping the program ... GSA and BSA benefit from this discussion group.
I do not believe that rational discussion of a contemporary Scouting issue
falls under the heading of "ruining a great forum" (SCOUTS-L). As always,
"Your Mileage May Vary".
>If the GSA isn't adequate, change it! And don't say it can't be!
The GSUSA has changed greatly over the past eight decades. I am sure that
it will continue to change in the future. However, member associations of
the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) has
consistently declined to open a co-ed option in their associations. By
contrast, most of the member associations of the World Organization of
the Scouting Movement (WOSM) have done so, hence the discussion of
the possibility of co-ed Scouting within the BSA, a member of WOSM.
Thanks for your input.
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
"I used to be a Beaver..."
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