Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: Roles of men and women leaders
Re: Roles of men and women leaders
Thu, 29 Apr 1999 08:59:34 -0700
Tee Forshaw <dtlfor@FORYOU.NET> wrote:
>This weekend I finished my Adult Leader Training. During closing
>remarks, our council executive discussed the roles of men and women
>leaders. He said women leaders should be "nurturers" while men leaders
>should be "examples".
>How do you feel about this? What role should women play in BSA,
>particularly in Boy Scouting rather than Cub Scouting?
Having been recruited into a troop that was rescued from oblivion by a
woman leader, I offer the following:
Who is the better example: a single mother who manages a household,
holds a full-time job, and volunteers in her spare time (?) to help make
a Scouting program available to her son and other people's sons, or a
married man whose son discovers by accident that his father enjoys
whitewater rafting with his professional buddies but has never taken
his family. I have both in my troop.
Alan R. Houser ** firstname.lastname@example.org
** Scoutmaster, Troop 24, Berkeley, California **
** Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Herms District **
** WWW page ** http://www.emf.net/~troop24/t24.html **