scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Fw: Re: Ahem and sexism in Scouting
Daniel E. Smith (dansher@SPRYNET.COM
Sun Jun 11 2000 - 09:07:28 CDT
From: "Brad & Rainee Mitchell" <mitch1@MIDAMER.NET>
> Bob Lazell wrote:
> > Yes, I do have issues with women in Boy Scouting, but, my comment had
> > nothing to do with that issue!
> Mr. Lazell and others that share your opinion:
> I have been a female scouter for 10+ years, registered with the Cub Pack.
> until last week, I have been on Roundtable staff, training staff,
> I have been a den leader for wolves, bears, and Webelos. > camps (day
Webelos, Fun with Son, Klondike, Camporees...) >
> The CC and ASM's DENIED my application because I am FEMALE.
> No other reason. They told to my face the only reason I could not be
> ASM is because I am a WOMAN
You are to commended for all that you have done Rainee! While in principle,
I share Mr. Lazell's opinion on the fact that Scoutmasters should be men
because the service as a male role model is fundamental to our wonderful
program, I disagree strongly that women can not serve as Assistant
Scoutmasters and in many other vital roles within Scouting. The short
sightedness of such thinking is astounding in a time when merely finding
sufficient leadership to carry on the program is so difficult in most areas
and to base this reasoning on such archaic views is unforgivable. Don't
give up on scouting! Find another unit whose sole purpose is providing the
Boys a quality program and there will be a place for you.
Scoutmaster, Troop 221, Oakwood GA
Chattahoochee District Commissioner, NEGA Council