Re: Females in Scouting
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 23:50:58 -0400
The Gillams wrote:
> I am a female scouter in our local pack along with several other
> At times I get the distinct impression that a couple of older male
> really don't want/like us there. Our new charter rep. recently told a
> female leader, our (CC), things will change when her boy moves into
> scouts. That that is when boys need to get away from their mothers.
> that she will not be attending during campouts.
> Several of us "women" want to remain active in scouting when our boys
> up. Our husbands are also involved but we feel like there is room for
> too. It's hard to remain positive when some "men" try to intimidate
> you but
> we'll do what it takes. My husband back me in this because he is the
> who urged me to be a Webelos Leader.
Don't let the -------- wear you down!
Some of the best Scouters we have are y-chromosome deficient. This list
is evidence enough of that.
My wife and a couple of others in our Troop have run in to the same
prejudice and have handled it with aplomb. Just ignore the jibes and do
a good job for the boys. There are undoubtedly things which you can
contribute to the Troop on campouts based upon your resume.
There will also be times when you will find yourself the ONLY one
capable of taking on a certain task, merit badge, advancement
requirement. Scouting is not (or SHOULD not be) a "guy" thing, much as
many old timers would like it so.
However, if you find the inane harassment more than you can handle,
you're always welcome in Miami!
SA Troop 10 - South Florida Council - Miami- where WE LOVE OUR LADIES!
http://www.action-net.net/T10 (ya'll come visit)
"Got to keep the loonies on the Path..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City