Re: History of Women in Scouting
Jerry Fochtman (jfochtma@VS5.BRADMARK.COM)
Mon, 2 Dec 1996 07:20:05 -0600
At 02:14 PM 11/27/96 -0700, Rodger Morris wrote:
>>1. How and when did women become USA Scoutmasters,
>> Cubmasters and Webelos leaders? (Was there a court case?)
>About 1987. No court ever ordered the BSA to admit women as Scoutmasters.
>There _were_ reportedly several dozen cases going through the court systems
>at the time.
>Women in 1972 were allowed to be den mothers, and only den mothers. These
>strictures were gradually eliminated over the next 15 years.
Hmmm..... I was a CubScout in the late 50's and my mother was our Den Leader
for a year.... Perhaps the 'restriction' you refer to only applied to the
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City