Re: GS vs. BS
Steve Cobb (scobb@VIVANET.COM)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 23:55:56 GMT
> 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....
I am a father and Boy Scout leader who has just registered as a Girl Scout
leader. My wife and I are in the process of getting me caught up to her in the
GS training so that we can both be GS backpacking trained (there is noone in
our district to take girls backpacking). We are anticapating some sidelong
glaces and snubbing by other GS leaders who will be suspisious of a male that
wants to take girls into the woods. I'm not worried about it, but am aware of
the consern. I beleive that the widespread belief that men are only interested
in ONE thing is what hampers more fathers from getting involved in the Girl
I have also found that the Girl Scouts are not national in their training
sylibuses. The local council office, where the training is held, is 40 miles
away. The next council to the west is 20 miles away. OUR council says "Have
them send us their course outline because THEY may not teach the things that we
do." They will also not accept any Boy Scout training in leu of the equivalent
Boy Scout training. BTW I teach at the Scoutmaster's Fundamentals course, am a
Chemical Fuels Trainer, and a Woodbadge(er) graduet.(and a bad speller)
That's enough rambling
"i used to be an eagle"
SM troop 42, Orleans District
2nd ASM Jambo troop 516
Iroquois Trail Council,upstate New York
i'm looking for CSP's
"I the begining God created man.
SHE was having an off day."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City