Originally males in BSA, now GSUSA bashing
Sharon Hahn digest (Hahnhaven@AOL.COM)
Mon, 1 Jun 1998 20:22:09 EDT
>By the way, my older daughter stopped Girl Scouts after about 15
months because of the bad language, teasing of the girls and smoking by the
I was going to keep my mouth shut on this one, but after that last comment, I
First of all, Girl Scouts is no different than Boy Scouts, except it is
female. They have the same morals, same ideals, same rules (basically), and
same high regard for humanity. They teach self respect, respect for males,
respect for mankind, they teach fairness, equality, honestly, and all the
ideals you may be familiar with in BSA. They don't smoke, drink or cuss, just
like BSA leaders don't smoke, drink or cuss.
Believe me, what you find on one side, you also find on the other.
To make blanket statements about GSUSA, as you did, how ever unfortunate your
experiences might have been, is wrong.
On the subject of camping together, my older Girl Scout troop just spent the
weekend camping with a Boy Scout troop for 2 nights, gasp, and had a wonderful
time. They played and hiked together, and didn't want the weekend to end.
They slept in their site, which was right next to ours. We love to have
fathers with us, we have 3 Eagles in our troop and USE them.
Believe me, I have never heard of any males being treated this way, ever, and
I have been a grown scout for 7 years.
A Proud Girl Scout and
Cadette Leader, GSCNC
Committee Member, Pack 958
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City