scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: What about men as Girl Scout leaders?
Mark Liechty (mlaccs@FLASHCOM.NET
Wed Jun 14 2000 - 22:24:05 CDT
As a father of a 10 year old daughter (who seems to be going on 16) I would
far rather her go camping with Adult Male leadership (Assume Leadership is
COED) than not get to go out at all.
As a scout (76-85), women did not have the option to go camping and we had
cases where the Scoutmaster was alone with 12-15 scouts because other adult
Male Leadership was not available. Looking back, we all would have been
better off had some of the mothers who volunteered to join in the camping
trips would have been able to. Please don't take this thread off to the
argument of "make the males participate" most of our troop was single
parent (mother) poor families with multiple children. Canceling the trips
would have folded the troop and eliminated the scouts ability to participate
in the program at all.
Point is, with coed leadership the same rules should apply to my daughter
that I would have applied to my son. I would probably want some kind of
qualification that the said Male Leader did not just walk off the street
without some motivation to participate in your unit but the same would apply
to women leaders in Boy Scout Units.
Mark Liechty CNE,MCP, Eagle Class of 82'
MLA Computer Consulting Services
From: Scouts-L Youth Group List [mailto:Scouts-L@listserv.tcu.edu]On
Behalf Of Dale & Donna Buss
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 8:20 PM
Subject: What about men as Girl Scout leaders?
Anybody ever hear of a man being a Girl Scout leader? I haven't...but maybe
there are some. I absolutely would not let my daughter who is entering her
teens be in a GS troop with all male leadership. Some on this list, may not
have a problem with it, but I do.