Kathi Parker (LTLREBL@AOL.COM)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 01:01:36 -0400
To all of you whom I may have offended,
I didn't spend enough time with this group before I formed my opinion of it.
I'm really sorry. Please forgive me. I now realize that, I too, can learn
A LOT from all of you. I guess I'm a bit biased when it comes to Girl
Scouting. Both my brothers were involved in Boy Scouts and they constantly
put down the Girl Scouts, saying we were "little Suzy homemakers".
After putting my two children to bed, I sat down and really read all the
posts I have accumulated (instead of just scanning them, as I had when I
first received them) and I now see the closeness you all share.
In my 14 years of Girl Scouting (12 as a girl, 2 as a leader) I learned many
lessons, but none of those were as important as the one I learned tonight.
Thank you to Mike and Lisa for the "wake - up" call.
I would like to have a fresh start with all of you. Here is the introduction
of myself that I should have posted when I first took my seat at your
Hi! My name is Kathi Parker. I was a GS for 12 years and a GS
Brownie Leader for two years. I have two children, Zach (4 years
old) and Tori (2 1/2 years old). As I already know quite a bit
about the GSUSA program, it's time for me to learn
about the BSA also. I want my son to have a chance to experience
the world of
Scouting, and since all I know of BSA is what I read in my
brothers' manuals I need to learn what today's Boy Scouts are
doing. When my brothers were in
scouts, all I saw them do was build soap box derby cars and wood
crafts. I didn't
see them involved in camping trips, as my GS troops often did. I
know I have a
one-sided view and I hope to learn more.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City