Re: Update: Calif. Girl Wanting to Join BSA
Rita Allen (RainLand@AOL.COM)
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 19:11:30 -0400
I want to share my experiece with girls in BSA. Last year when my first year
Webelo son went to day camp I saw lots of women leaders, moms like me who get
involved and help make the camp happen for Cub Scouts. Our cubs are used to
seeing moms do this and pretty much take it for granted. We were assisted by
a fine group of Boy Scouts, full of fun and energy, that wowed our boys and I
found to be great role models.
One Boy Scout was a girl, about 16 to 17 years old from the looks of it. I
was very impressed to see how she took care of things and felt it benefited
our young boys to see that girls are competent and capable and can build
fires and tie knots and do all of the same things they are learning to do. We
also had a Scout with long dread locks (male) who played the bugle. The girl
and the dread lock guy were to ones our boys remembered when they saw them
again at their first camporee, over 6 months later.
Beaverton, OR--the RainLand!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City