Re: coed troops and the venture program.
Dave Hultberg (dave.hultberg@PAONLINE.COM)
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 01:10:00 +0000
On Wed, 26 Feb 1997 13:07:29 -0500, "HENRY S. HEINE"
>Cliff raises an interesting question regarding who raises the issue in
>regards to co-ed Scouting. To take that a step further, how many of the
>Troops through the Venture program have taken advantage of female
>"guests". I know I here a lot of talk from my older boys but I have yet
>to see any guests along on any of our outings. What are others
Our Venture Crew has taken female guests and female leaders backpacking
on the Appalachian Trail. The guests were members of a local Girl Scout
troop. Their leader went along as well as male and female leaders from
our troop. Even our ASM (Venture), who was at best lukewarm to the idea
of camping with females (BSA or GSUSA), admitted that it wasn't a
problem. Provisions had to be made for privacy, but other than that it
was no different. He also said that the boys actually behaved better
with the females along.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City