Tue, 18 Feb 1997 09:28:42 -0400
The BSA/GSUSA thread has been a long one, and I apologize for adding to
the number of posts devoted to it. But I do have a basic question for
those involved in the thread, for my own education. If this question is
too basic, or covers old ground, please forgive me.
The old expression is, "If it aint broke, don't fix it" (apologies to the
grammarians). My question is, in terms of the kids and the programs,
"What's broken?" I don't feel that recent posts have satisfactorily
answered this question.
Is BSA broken? Specifically why? What's missing from BSA because it's
only for boys? Can it be fixed?
Is GSUSA broken? Specifically why? What's missing from GSUSA? Can it
Maybe we don't really have a problem. If we don't have a real problem,
let's not fix what's working. Maybe we do have a problem. If so, we
will be unable to solve it until we clearly lay out what that problem
is. So let's have some one- or two-sentence answers to the above
questions, and operate from those.
Please notice also, that the answers must be confined to the kids and the
programs. Administrative and legal issues, no matter how interesting to
some of us, is not what we are in business to do. We are in business to
provide the best possible programs for our kids. Period. We should
have no other interest. It seems to me that if we are genuinely at the
stage where administrative and legal concerns (e.g., threats of
lawsuits) dictate and override everything we do, we might as well quit
Thanks for hearing me out. I'd be interested to get your responses,
either on the forum, or privately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City