Girls in BSA
Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Tue, 29 Aug 1995 10:14:57 -0400
Speaking from personal experience, "boys out in the woods with girls"
works out just fine so long as everyone understands the ground rules.
If we began this process earlier than fourteen years old, we would probably
have to say and do less when new people come into outdoor/high adventure
posts. My wife and I are taking a co-ed crew to Philmont next year and the
assistant advisor and a mother on our parent committee are taking a
co-ed crew to Sea Base next year. Co-ed scouting definitely has its
place, and people such as Richard who cannot support should not be involved.
There are those who do support, can, and should support it. I think it
is a thing that should not be crammed down anyone's throat but it should
also not be prohibited. It is time, IMHO, for BSA to become SA and to
allow those units where the chartered partner approves and the unit
committee vote in favor, to allow co-ed units.
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