Re: coed troops
Fredrich Cruse (fcruse@NEMONET.COM)
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 12:54:03 -0600
On 26 Feb 97 at 10:46, golden cliff wrote:
The question of what the boys want has arisen.
That needn't be a project for a professional polster or the result of some
well crafted questionaire.
I've been an adult Scouter for 25 years. I can't remember the boys ever
bringing up the subject of wanting girls in Scouting.
The boys are not shy around me. If there's something they don't like or
something they want, they let me know about it. Every time I hear the
question of coed Scouting it is brought up by an adult. Maybe my
experience is unique, but I never hear it brought up by boys.
A very simple survey can be done right here on Scouts-L. How many
Scouters out there have heard the subject of coed Scouting discussed by
Scouts? Either in a positive or negative light, how many have heard it
discussed at all?
I don't have strong feelings either way. If it went coed, I would still
work in Scouting and support it. The program is there for the boys, how
do they feel about it? If it's broken, let's fix it, if not, let's leave
I think if the program was broken, the boys would have told us about it
by now. I haven't heard anything at this end, how about anyone else out
YIS, Cliff Golden
Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
Three Fires Council BSA
Poll me in with you Cliff.
I think what we have is someone who wants to fix something that isn't
IMHO I have seen too many times when adults would complain, saying it
was the boys, but when you check it out, the boys are happy - its the
adults that are too chicken to say the boys enjoy, but the adults can't
Is there a reson for all this hoo hah? Probably not. Just someone who
started a thread to see how many they can aggrivate. Maybe the best
thing for us to do is to stop reading posts with this topic, and it
will die on its own.
BTW, I need change for my $.02. :)
Fredrich J. Cruse
Eagle - 1963; "We Give a Hoot" Owl, NC 342 -1978
Vigil - 1980 - Ahas Witatshlimolsin Gokos Nacha Newa Nesha
Great Rivers Council
World Jambo 1983; National Jambos 1985, 1989, 1993
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