Re: girls leading their own program
Donato, Bruce (BDONATO@LIFETECH.COM)
Thu, 13 Feb 1997 08:34:00 -0500
Jason Cruse wrote
I have followed, and even commented once, on the thread of boy scouts vs
girl scouts. I have had some experiences (besides the ones my wife
shares with me) which are relevant.
While a scout in Missouri, my district had a joint camporee with the
Becky Thatcher girl scout council every year. It was a good weekend,
providing for social interaction [ :) ], but also allowing for merit
badges which were common between the two scouting organizations to be
earned in a co-ed environment. Relations were good between the two
I have recently been attempting to get such a program started in my
present council. (snip)
IMHO, I think this is a great idea. On a smaller scale, I have done
this with the Brownie troop and Cub Scout Pack associated with my
church. For the last 3 summers we have had a joint Brownie/Cub Family
campout. I have my GS certification for camping and have been "trained"
by BSA. I use the more strigent regulations of each group and we have a
great time. Even though I don't have a cub or brownie anymore, I will
continue on this as the camp trained person for the Brownie Troop. If
there are any success stories on joint camporees, please post them, I'm
sure there are plenty of us who would like to see this gap narrowed.
SM T-472 Rockville, Md. NCAC
my son calls me "pokey papa"
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