Re: Why I quit Girl Scouts (and many have)
Diane M. Meyer (meyerd@AMESLAB.GOV)
Wed, 20 Mar 1996 18:39:04 +0600
I'm so sorry to hear that this was your experience.
> 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 attended summer camp and they are some of my fondest memories.
I was never forced, but chose to go even when I was the only one
from my town. I enjoyed it so much that I went back for two summers
after High School to be a counselor. The staff was friendly and the
campers were fun. I find that I draw more and more from these
experiences as an adult in Boy Scouts. At times, I even try to
recreate my experiences for "my" Cub Scouts.
> 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 am glad you found what you were looking for in BSA!!! . . and that
they found you.
Diane M. Meyer
CM & WDL P160
Broken Arrow District
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