Re: Females in Scouting
Donato, Bruce (BDONATO@LIFETECH.COM)
Tue, 7 Oct 1997 08:12:00 -0400
Well said Ginger! I am also a Girl Scout Leader with my advanced camp
training, backpack training etc. Because I don't feel uncomfortable
taking the girls camping they don't feel that way and neither do their
parents. Lets here it for equality (both ways).
SM T-472 Rockville, Md. NCAC
my son calls me "pokey papa"
From: GG Jenner
To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
Subject: Re: Females in Scouting
Date: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 5:04AM
>I'm sure anyone that works with Girl Scouts
>could understand. It would be just as awkward for a male leader to
>of teen age girls out camping.
By my signature line you can see that I work as ASM for the troop, thus
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
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
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
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,
aider (nurse) and lifeguard. He also works as a nurse in the public
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
phase of their activities as much as the boys need female role models.
YIS - Ginger
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