Re: Girls in BSA
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 14:39:27 EST
>Currently, the BSA is "a house divided against itself" in re the
>expansion of the co-ed Scouting option into the Cub Scout and the
>Boy Scout Divisions of the BSA. The experiential baseline given us
>by the Explorer Division over the past quarter century shows us that
>allowing chartering organizations to sponsor all-boy, all-girl, and/or
Multiple program offerings to different constituencies do not make BSA
"a house divided against itself" !! It simply is offering program to meet
different needs. I realize that you are not saying that single gender
scouting should be eliminated, rather you seem to be in favor of
Chartered Orgs. having the option.
But, on the other hand there is no inherent wrong in BSA keeping its
program as is, and coexisting with GSUSA which offers a Scouting
program to girls. I see no point in changing BSA.
Girls and their parents who want a program similar to BSA may have it
simply by cooperating with a GSUSA service unit in building a Troop
that meets their camping and activity desires.
Jeff L. Glaze
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