Girls vs Boys ENOUGH!
Ben Parker (bparker@INTERACCESS.COM)
Sun, 16 Feb 1997 21:58:25 +0000
The number of posts recently that are broadly on the topic of girls vs.
boys and whether (or when or how or ...) BSA should become co-ed has
reached 50% of total postings on Scouts-L.
I would quote from the Scouts-L Welcome File, we all received, and should
all have read and saved:
"As you can imagine, not everyone here is in total agreement every day
with all issues and resolutions of issues. We do argue, we express
ourselves with deep personal emotion, but we also remember that we are
in the company of fellow Scouters...people who understand that
disagreements are a part of being human; that the disagreement is with
the other point of view, and NOT the other person. Therefore, you will
NOT find here the outlandish language and ongoing discussions about
topics that have no real answer to them. We don't have time for such
nonsense...we're too busy discussing issues that CAN be resolved.
"We try as hard as we can NOT to censure or ignore ANYONE's point of
view or thought on ANY topic, but we have driven some topics deeply
into the ground."
I suggest that this girls vs boys topic has reached saturation. It will
require a policy revision by the BSA that is not likely in the near term.
Further discussion on Scouts-L will not affect this policy in any useful
LET US DROP IT KNOW and move on to things we can do, like First Aid,
Camporees, silly songs/skits, Pinewood Derby, Blue & Gold, etc.
If adult men and women have not yet figured out how to live and work
together peaceably and respectfully in our American society, we are a
long way from making our youth groups co-ed.
Ben Parker ............ (Oak Park IL) .......... email@example.com
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