Re: A total co-ed program on the horizon for BSA?
Jerome J Phillips (hicap9@JUNO.COM)
Tue, 15 Sep 1998 23:26:15 -0400
This is not the first time I heard this. A few years ago someone had
mentioned to me that approx. ten years ago a study was done to merge boy
scouts and girl scouts because "the rest of the wolrd already does". I
am not a world wide scouter and I don't even know everything that happens
in Pa. let alone the rest of the country...
Can someone shed some light.
Personally I do not agree with it but then again I am from the old
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Jerome J. Phillips
On Tue, 15 Sep 1998 06:02:30 -0700 Kevin Pate <kevinpate@YAHOO.COM>
>In August I learned that a task force is being created in the Cub
>Scouts area to explore making co-ed the Cub, and I presume the
>Webelos, program levels.
>I am not personally in favor of such a program change. At this time I
>am unconvinced that this is in the best interest of the youth, male or
>female, or in the best interest of either of the, in my opinion, great
>programs which exist for the Cub Scouts and for the Girl Scouts of
>However, if ultimately Cub Scouts becomes a co-ed program, I must
>imagine that the Boy Scout program
>will also undergo a substantial change when we begin the second 100
>Should Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts become co-ed
>programs, the age range is 7 to 11. Given that Venturing, for age
>range 14 and up, is already co-ed, it seems quite impossible to me
>that National would leave the Boy Scout program based on a single
>I can not fathom that National would encourage and recruit families to
>register female youth into a revamped Cub program, then advise those
>same families to "take a hike, but not with us" between 11 to 14, then
>turn around and try to recruit the female youth back into Venturing.
>Pure speculation on my part, at the moment, but by the time 2007 rolls
>around, all of the program areas for youth below Venturing age may
>appear quite different than the programs do in 1998.
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