Re: To get a discussion started. . .
Patrick LAM (plam@CS.MCGILL.CA)
Wed, 28 May 1997 14:03:08 -0400
On Wed, 28 May 1997, CzarCasm wrote:
> I was told by a fellow I met from Vancouver BC that one of the reasons
> that scouting in Canada chose to include young women was the fact that it
> was a waning program (much like our Boy's Clubs before it became the
> Boy's and Girl's Clubs) and this change was made to put life back into
> it...... (he actually said to "save it")
> I of course do not know if this is true but the gentleman seemed well
> versed in the program there....
People find their own reasons for the decision to go coed. There were a
number of official reasons, but none of them was presented as an
overriding reason, if I recall correctly.
In terms of numbers, I believe we're holding pretty much steady overall.
There was no massive increase in numbers when Scouts Canada went coed.
What I was talking about, though, was the things Scouts do. Going coed
didn't change that: people seem to think that the programme would need to
be watered down to accomodate girls. This is false.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City