scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: What about men as Girl Scout leaders?
Jim Miller Jr. (jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG
Thu Jun 15 2000 - 09:38:11 CDT
Neil Lupton [mailto:NeilLup@AOL.COM] wrote:
>BTW, I believe that taking a Boy Scout Troop camping with only female
>leadership is not contrary to BSA policy.
>From the Guide to Safe Scouting, Chapter I, Section 1, Paragraph 1:
"Two registered adult leaders, or one adult and a parent of a participating
Scout, one of whom must be at least 21 years of age or older, are required
for all trips or outings. There are a few instances such as patrol
activities, when no adult leadership is required. Coed overnight activities
require male and female adult leaders, both of whom must be 21 years of age
or older. "
The last sentence says it all - Coed activities (any activity that is not
completely made up of participants of the same gender) require coed
leadership. It's in bold type and it is a requirement. Of course, it does
not apply to trips that are not overnight.
James J. Miller, Jr. Meechgalhukquot
Assistant Scoutmaster-Troop 5, Kearny, NJ "Redheaded One"
Eagle-1988 Vigil-1994 I used to be a Bobwhite(NE-II-76)
District Vice Chairman - Venturing, Hudson Liberty District
Northern New Jersey Council, BSA