Re: Females in Scouting
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 17:23:18 -0400
On Mon, 6 Oct 1997, The Gillams wrote:
> I am a female scouter in our local pack along with several other females.
> At times I get the distinct impression that a couple of older male leaders
> 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 boys
> Several of us "women" want to remain active in scouting when our boys move
> up. Our husbands are also involved but we feel like there is room for us
Our Troop and Pack have worked with a number of women over the years of
our association with them. The dynamic changes with each woman -- some
really know what they're doing, others want you to think they do; some
are newbies and don't mind admitting it, others want the world changed to
suit their ideas. Some start out in one corner and end up in the other.
It really does seem to be a personality thing -- I get on some folks'
last, frayed nerve, but other folks think I'm tolerable...one or two have
been known to admit liking me. OTOH, despite the fact that I'm female,
there are a couple women I'd like to kick into the middle of next week
(say the one who only comes once a year, to complain about camping
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City