Re: To get a discussion started
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 10:52:01 -0400
At 12:00 PM 5/31/97 +0100, Adrian Daly wrote:
>To all of you who said "no way"; mixed and single sex scouting both work well
> given enthusiastic good leaders. Don't be so conservative. Just because
> works for you doesn't mean everybody has to do it that way.
Do we have a "two way street" here? The same may be said of those who
insist BSA should embrace co-ed Scouting. Just because others find co-ed
Scouting works for them does not mean that everyone else has to do it that
way. And why does single gender Scouting have to be viewed as conservative.
If one defines conservative as "maintaining the status quo", and the status
worldwide seems to be co-ed, then one might argue that single gender programs
are "progressive", in that they offer an alternative to the "widely held"
that co-ed is the only way to go... just an observation.
Did I see a post somewhere saying that the listowner had asked us to
back off from this topic? If so, my apologies for adding a liitle fuel (a
twig or two)
to the fire.
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