Re: Females in Scouting
GG Jenner (sdj@WHY.NET)
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 04:04:08 -0500
>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.
By my signature line you can see that I work as ASM for the troop, thus go
camping with the boys. My husband happens to be CC for the troop and on
occasion he is the one to go out with the boys, other male leaders and the
other female leader! The boys know that we have sons and it didn't slow
them down at all when we were the leaders for summer camp! And us gals can
set back with our feet up as well if not better than the guys do!
My husband and I are both GSUSA leaders also. We are both outdoor trained
and work with two separate troops. He has and will continue to go out
camping with his troop (and others) since he is the certified camper, first
aider (nurse) and lifeguard. He also works as a nurse in the public school
system and must deal with teenage girls and their problems at school and
can do so without embarrasing himself or the girls.
The girls need positive male role models who are active with them in EVERY
phase of their activities as much as the boys need female role models.
YIS - Ginger
| Gladys "Ginger" Jenner, ASM Troop 502, Longhorn Council |
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