Re: The boys must bend over backwards...AGAIN...
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 16:53:11 -0800
At 09:28 AM 2/14/97 -0800, Stan Rudnick (aka "CzarCasm") wrote:
>On Fri, 14 Feb 1997, Rodger Morris wrote:
>> So, the short answer is that you can have an all-boy unit, even if the
>> BSA admits girls into the Cub Scout Division and the Boy Scout Division
>> of the BSA.
>The short answer for only a short time. If the BSA were to allow girls
>into packs and troops, how long do you think it would be that a troop
>that desired to be all boy was sued some parent who felt that their
>daughter was being denied the special aspects of that particular troop's
>program.... be it that the did more rock climbing than another or what-ever?
This has not happened in Exploring since girls were admitted as members of the
BSA in September of 1972. Prior to that, there were indeed lawsuits on behalf
of girls who wanted to join the Explorers. They ceased abruptly after we let
girls become Explorers. Exclusive of the Mormons, most sponsoring institutions
have opted to go the co-ed route. To the best of my knowledge, nobody has
ever filed a lawsuit over not being allowed to be a member of a given
What makes you think that the BSA's experience will be any different if and
when we admit girls to the Boy Scout and Cub Scout divisions?
I would say that a quarter century of no lawsuits gives us a very good
experiential baseline as to how this issue will play out.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Wood Badge 416-18
Ventura County Council at Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
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