Re: Girls at camp
Turba, Thomas N RV (tnt1@PO11.RV.UNISYS.COM)
Sun, 16 Jun 1996 18:11:00 CDT
>When a multi sexed troop goes on it's camp how should the girls be
The girls should be treated the same as the boys. They should have the same
duties, the same privileges, the same expectations, the same respect, ...
>i.e. any differnt, or as the boys, should they be separated in patrol
>areas or even in tents?
We require that the boys and girls sleep in separate tents. Sometimes the
girls are all in one area, other times they are mixed but within their
patrol. Both methods work.
>Do you also think there should be aminimum age limit for the girls to
>go to camp?
It should be the same as the age limit for boys.
At summer camp, because there is normally only one latrine per site,
"guards" or flags are used so that someone of the opposite sex does not
accidentally walk in on you.
Now you may ask, "How does a U.S. Boy Scout group have girls in it?" There
are two ways, one is via the Explorer program; the other is via contingent
Troops formed for a special event. The latter is done in conjunction with
the local Girl Scout Council. Right now we have two such groups, one going
to Costa Rica in December, the other going to the Czech Republic in little
over a week.
T. N. T.
Thomas N. Turba
Indianhead Council, BSA
St. Paul, Minnesota
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