Re: Scouts in the News
Ray Callaway (ric@BEAU.ATLANTA.DG.COM)
Mon, 25 Mar 1996 09:36:37 -0500
Gail Branum replied to John Pannell:
>IMO I have seen MANY more fathers get involved with their sons than with
>their daughters when it comes to Scouts. How about it? How many of you
>have daughters and are involved in Girl Scouts with them? Just about every
>female Girl Scout leader I know that has a son is also involved in the Boy
In my little corner of NE Atlanta, the mothers are involved typically with
Cub Scout activities, but bail out quickly when it comes to Boy Scouts.
I have a son in 6th grade and a daughter in 4th grade. My wife has run a
very successful Girl Scout Troop since Daisy's. They have a well balanced
program that has included crafts, Thinking Day, special interests and
camping (GSUSA facilities only). They will be taking a trip to Savannah, GA
right after school this year. She has three additional co-leaders. A number of
the moms in the troop have sons in Scouts, but none has worked with Boy Scouts.
My association with GSUSA has been restricted to cookie pickups and working as
staff for the Father-Daughter Camping trip each fall. My wife's association
Boy Scouts was limited to working on the Pack Committee for our son's Webelos
years. I was the Webelos Den Leader and now an Asst. Scoutmaster for our troop.
First weekend of Woodbadge coming up this Saturday. My advisor is on this list
so I have to watch what I say. ;-)
Since I am currently working on American Red Cross First Responder training to
volunteer for the Olympics, my wife has allowed as how she probably will
register me in GSUSA as a First-Aider. [But she says she is keeping that
a secret. :-) ]
HOWEVER - In my Woodbadge patrol, there is one woman that has an extremely
active and OUTDOOR oriented Girl Scout Troop, is the Webelos Round Table person
for the district and an ASM.
I think it's just as the saying goes: "Mileage may vary...."
Ray Callaway | The opinions expressed above are personal
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