Re: Support for GSUSA leaders
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 16:40:37 -0700
>From the little experience I've had watching other go through the GSUSA
program (my sister with my mom as leader and a few other people I knew),
it seems that the Girl Scouts have completely lost the concept of
patrols/dens/etc. The meetings always seemed to involve the whole
troop, with (at least at the Brownie and Juniors levels) a couple of
adults trying to plan and run things.
The program seemed also in many ways to be hampered by over-regulation.
As bad as the BSA can be at times on this, the GSUSA seemed to go out of
its way to inhibit activities other than normal meetings. From what I
have seen, this tends to lead to almost everyone dropping out before
they reach high school (so then it becomes that much harder to use the
Is this true in other parts of the country, or was this just the way
things were done around where I lived (MD).
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City