Re: Still the same topic of discussion
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Fri, 30 May 1997 15:25:52 -0400
At 03:32 PM 5/29/97 -0400, Thomas C. Petrik wrote:
>Once that 14-year-old is out of 8th grade she can be an Explorer in any Post
>she wants and she does not require a parent's signature to join. (But still
>would require a permission slip for outings.)
>Exploring handles boys and girls that age in a co-ed setting every day.
>Settle down and relax, its probably the safest place for her to be.
Tom, et al,
My church chatered an Explorer Post just for ht e reason you mention,
i.e. to accomodate those 14+ girls who wanted to do the kind of
challenging activities the Boy Scout Troop was doing. All went very
well with the youth, although we had constant problems getting an
adult female to go on backpacking trip.
However, your comment that the 14 year old girl "can be an Explorer
in any Post she wants" is, I think, an error. It is my understanding that
it is up to the Chartered Partner to determine whether or not its Post
is to be coed. Some are and some are'nt.
Question: Its been a while since I've seen the Explorer Youth membership
application.... does it not require a parent/guardian signature to join?
Jeff L. Glaze, Vice-Chairman
Northeast District Advancement Committee
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City