Re: Females in Scouting
Carl Westfall (carl.westfall@CBN.ORG)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 15:30:46 EST
I consider myself very open to female leaders in Scouting, especially
a Military town where a good number of the fathers are out to sea. I have
women provide more than adequate leadership at just about every position.
that first so no one will take my following remarks as sexist in any way.
find at the Boy Scout level a bit of a difference. It is constantly
that Boy Scouts is a "boy run" organization. I have seen a few Troops with
female Scoutmasters where the boys can feel a little .... shall we say
At this level, the boys are maturing and relating with each other in ways
might seem awkward with women leaders around. This is not to say they are
anything wrong. We are not taking the boys out drinking and talking dirty
women, but I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. At some point they
need time just with other males. I'm sure anyone that works with Girl Scouts
could understand. It would be just as awkward for a male leader to take a
of teen age girls out camping.
Just by opinion....
Pack 53 C.O.R. / Troop 48 Asst. Scoutmaster / District Membership Chairman
Elizabeth River District
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City