Re: Females in Scouting
Carol Kelley (ckelley@CAMBER.COM)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 15:15:41 -0500
G.P. Gillam wrote:
>I constantly fell we a being spoon-fed a line of "BS". From what I see
>our district level there are a lot of female scouters, maybe more at
>level but still females at boys scout level; even as SM.
Don't let them feed you that BS!!!! Boy this hit a nerve with me!!!
Someone tried to suggest to my husband that it might not be proper for me
to go on camping trips because our SM and ASM are both single men, and it
caused me all kinds of problems about going on outings with my boys.
Fortunately, my husband and myself have finally resolved the problem.
You have every right to attend every meeting and camping trip that your
son(s) go on. If you stay active in camping, you also have the right to
be nominated for the Order of the Arrow.
Take every opportunity you can to spend time with your sons. Scouting is
the best way to do that. In a few years, when they turn 14 or 15 they
won't want to acknowledge they have parents (at least most boys
don't!!!). Enjoy every moment you can while they still want you
As far as myself and my boys (I have a First Year Webelos and a Scout who
is <underline>almost</underline> to Tenderfoot), these last few years
(and hopefully the next few to come) have been the most enjoyable. Our
camping trips together are the best.
As long as you conduct yourself with integrity at all of your son's
events, there is <underline>nothing</underline> anyone can do to keep you
away from them.
CC - Pack 301
MC - Troop 1
Mom of two great Boys
Tennessee Valley Council
I am a First Class Girl Scout
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City