Re: Girls in Scouts
Stephen Hoar (hoar@AGDIS01.NEWARK.AF.MIL)
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 12:47:34 -0500
In your message of 30 Oct 1995 at 1108 EST, you write:
> I concur with Alan Jones' comments.
> If you wish to discuss the pros, cons, good & bad of Girls in Scouts, in a
> sincere, caring manner than you belong here.
It is really quite a dilemma. The girls see what the boys do and they
want to do it too. I spend a lot of extra time around the local
school helping with various projects so I get to see the kids quite a
lot. I am constantly asked by the girls 'when can we join Boy
Scouts?' Even the Girl Scouts ask me this. They know about Exploring
and they remind me that they will soon be 14. What attracts Girls to
want to join BSA? It, in my opinion, is the format of the BSA scouting
program. These are all good active, hardworking, productive kids who
will be our next generation of leaders. I am afraid that I am
waivering on the line as I really dont see boys and girls. I see
young folks who want the program and will benefit mightily from what
scouting has to offer. Can we really afford to dismiss these kids due
to biology? Can we afford to push away the opportunity to positively
impact the leaders of the next generation?
P.S. Tell me about girls who cant and I will tell you about my niece
whose gone camping in Alaska and up to Isle Royale...more adventure
than most Boy Scouts get.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City