Why I guit Girl Scouts (and many have)
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 13:02:53 -0600
You are correct. On paper, and originally, the two program Girl and Boy
Scouts were very much the same. Not surprisingly since the same family
However, even as a young girl (back 110 years ago), I found that I NEVER got
to do what my brother did! My strongest memory of my 'forced' attendance at
summer camp as a Girl Scout, is having tricks played on me all the time,
even exlax in my chocolate pudding. Yep - hazing is not reserved to boys.
But, it is not pleasant even when fairly harmless. Look I REMEMBER it
many,many years later.
I also remember getting EVERY merit badge available; getting my curved bar;
trying to be a leader --- quit it.
I like to camp; the outdoors; dutch over cooking; learning how to exist with
people, not just see how much I personally can earn. My people skills never
were developed well until I found BSA.
I could run you a list of hundreds of women who felt the same. And,
dropping uniforms, etc. is not the solution.
Girls LIKE to join and be a part of groups too. And many, many like
uniforms. Look at Law Exp.; medical exp., etc.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City