Re: Language and gender (BSA)
G. John Marmet (GMarmet@AOL.COM)
Fri, 4 Sep 1998 18:49:23 EDT
I replied to the original poster on this, but I think my reply is worth
telling the rest of you:
If you recall the period in which the term Scoutmaster was coined, early 20th
century Britain, I think the term is more akin to the educational term
Headmaster of a school. Instead of a Schoolmaster (a similar term) educating
students in a school, we are Scoutmasters educating Scouts in a Scout troop.
Works for me. No Master-Servant connotation. Just teacher and student.
Yours in Scouting
G. John Marmet
ASM Glenview, IL
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