Re: Girls in BSA
Ron W. Fox (RonWFox@AOL.COM)
Tue, 29 Aug 1995 10:21:50 -0400
On 95-08-29 09:37:34 EDT, Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET) wrote:
>However, we _do_ have a 24 year experiential baseline here in the BSA
>with co-ed Exploring. To the best of my knowledge, there has never
>been a lawsuit to force an individual unit to become co-ed since girls
>were admitted to the Explorers in 1971.
Good point. However, I have to wonder whether any girl has applied to join
an all-boy Explorer Post and has been refused?
The rest of your post seems to state that the option of whether a unit would
be single-sex (of either sex), or co-ed. I can certainly see where a
sponsoring institution would wish to excercise such an option, especially
given the large number of religious organizations in the U.S.A. that sponsor
units. But it seems to me that if this occurred, it would be very difficult
for any sponsoring institution to keep a unit single-sex if any girl in the
locality wished to join. A local church makes a much easier legal target
I had never thought out the implications of the B.S.A.'s Explorer policies to
the point of realizing that there could be all-female Posts. Fascinating. I
wonder if the GSUSA is aware of this. The post that you met: were they a
career-oriented post or a high-adventure one?
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