Re: GS vs. BS
Donato, Bruce (BDONATO@LIFETECH.COM)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 08:50:00 -0500
I think Mary Beth's idea is great, but being a realist, I don't see it
I do agree that both GS and BSA can learn from each other and if done
correctly could make up an even better program.
I find it interesting to see the reactions that comes from this list
server and the WAGGGS list server when the comparison between GS and BSA
is done. I feel like we look at our own as a religion and it is the
only way. I know many of you feel like I do that both are right in most
cases and both need improvement in some cases. I am both a GS leader
and BSA leader and think both organizations are great for our youth and
hope that we all can improve these groups in our own little way.
One way that I find that we can bridge the gap is to encourage female
leaders in BSA and male leaderss in GS. I know my BS troop has a
different perspective on "Moms" because I believe in the following: "I
will put up almost any female BSA leader against 90% of the male BSA
leaders in scout skills". I also know that as my wife and I become
co-leaders of a Junior troop in 2 weeks, the brownies that we were
working with will not be limited to "girl" activities. These girls can
do as much as the boys if not more.
SM T-472 Rockville, Md. NCAC
my son calls me "pokey papa"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City