Explorers who are female
J/C Porter (jcporter@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Sat, 7 Jun 1997 03:31:29 -0500
Rita Allen wrote:
> 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.
I think that we all know by now that this young woman was most likely an
Explorer. :) Since my older son has been in Boy Scouts, I've seen many
young women working at summer camps. Camp Strake in SHAC has an
Explorer Post that registers their female employees, although they could
belong to another Post instead. They must be registered Explorers to
work there, I think. I believe that that is also true of Buffalo Trail
Scout Reservation in west Texas. For the most part, the girls there
worked with the horses, in the trading post or the dining hall. Is that
SOP for most Scout camps?
For the past two or three years, a young woman has run the archery range
at Camp Strake. She is an excellent archer! She can also sling hash,
build fires and is dynamite at leading songs. I'm happy to see these
young women at camp. I think it reminds the boys of _all_ ages that
girls enjoy the outdoors as much as they do.
As far as dreds, though, I haven't seen any at the summer camps I've
been to. ;D
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Advancement Chair, Troop 424
Sam Houston Area Council - Katy, Texas
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