Re: To get a discussion started. . .
Matthew Kauffmann (kauffmmd@CAA.MRS.UMN.EDU)
Wed, 28 May 1997 11:48:08 -0600
My daughters think Camp Fire and GSA are "lame."
It sounds like Campfire and GSA are the ones that need the
overhaul...if it ain't broke don't fix it...the BSA has been
successful for over 77 years now, why do we need to make huge
changes to accommodate people that aren't satisfied with their current
program? Shouldn't they change their program to fit the needs of
their members? I am not familiar with the programs, but isn't it
possible for them [GSA and Campfire, etc] to set up programs and do
the activities that the BSA do? Not to mention that girls can join
explorer posts to participate in those activities. I have nothing
against girls wanting to join the BSA, I can understand their
jealousy, but the BSA is exactly that, the BOY Scouts of America. If
the change was made to allow girls, there would have to be huge
policy changes and many troops would be seriously compromised to find
leaders for activities.
Bottom line: Overhaul the lame programs, leave the one that works
alone: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Just my 2 cents worth, speaking only for myself...
Yours in Scouting,
Matthew D. Kauffmann
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