scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Men as Girl Scout Leaders
Paul S. Wolf (Paul.S.Wolf@ALUM.WPI.EDU
Thu Jun 15 2000 - 10:33:45 CDT
> Tom Kennedy <tkennedy@PRODIGY.NET> wrote:
> >Let's look at a different route. Venturing Crew, all females. Adult
> >Advisors, all males. Philmont Trek. Who in their right mind, as an
> >adult would undertake such a challenge? It happened in my district,
> >nobody thought anything about it but me.
> I was going to say that this trek was in direct violation of the GSS,
> but when I looked it up the statement is "Coed overnight activities
> require both male and female adult leaders, both of whom must be 21
> years of age or older."
> By the letter of the rule, this crew was not coed - it was single
> gender - and the GSS does not come out and say that the advisers'
> gender must match the crew's gender.
> Peter Sanders
No, the activity was co-ed, there were both males and females present.
It doesn't say "if the youth membership is coed", it says "if the
activity is coed". As such there should have been at least one female
over 21 on the trek. I find it hard to believe Philmont would have
allowed such a crew.
Was perhaps one of the young women in the Crew between her 21st
birthday and the rechartering date?
Paul S. Wolf, PE mailto:Paul.S.Wolf@alum.wpi.edu
Advancement/Safety Webmaster, USSSP http://www.usscouts.org