Re: GS vs. BS
Sally Garnaat (sally@U.ARIZONA.EDU)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 10:51:33 -0700
I think that separate scouts still is valid. I think there is still
a need for places where girls can run things. Yes, I was raised in a time
when a women's place was in the home, but I know there are still people
out there who still believe that. When I graduated from high school, my
great-uncle told me that I could get a job as a secretary in a engineer's
office becacuse I was good at math. My mother politely told him that I
was going to college and perhaps I would be the engineer. (somehow I
ended up in Business/Computer Science)
As they get older, it's harder for some girls to stand up for
themselves, they defer to the males, etc, etc. GS gives girls a place to
do things for themselves.
If girls are bored at Cadette/Senior level, then we need to find things
to interest them. And if one of their choices is to join explorer units,
and that is what they want to do, great.
It would be nice if there was more father involvement in GS. But then,
we sometimes have trouble getting even mothers to attend information
meetings. Which leads to another thread....
When men plan something how often do they reply "I can do it if I can
get someone to watch the kids". Women will say that or "Is it okay if the
kids come too?" I think that is still a built-in bias that women are the
primary care-givers and the kids are their responsibility.
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