Girls in BSA
George Crowl (WILLIAMM@ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:01:00 -0700
After watching the discussion on girls in the BSA for a couple
weeks during the last surge of interest, I became curious. I ran
a very informal, unscientific survey at my Cub and Scout
roundtables, asking if the leaders wished to have girls in the
Cub and Scout programs.
I was surprised! About 90% were opposed to girls in the BSA.
This was true for both Cub and Scout leaders.
I think that we may be a different breed of cat here on-line, and
our views may not be representative of the majority of our
leaders in the trenches. There may be a long period of
adjustment before the majority of our volunteers are ready to
accept the idea of coed Scouting.
I wrote a letter earlier on the topic to the Chief Scout
Executive and received a reply that they are continuing to
research and evaluate the issue. My straw poll may be just one
reason that they are reluctant to try coed Cubbing and Scouting.
My personal point of view is pro coed Scouting, based on 15 years
as an Advisor to a coed post, including seven coed Philmont
treks. However, I seem to be out of step with the other leaders
in my district. Therefore, since we depend on volunteers, I will
be less vigorous in espousing this viewpoint.
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