scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Leader gender/coed group
Jim Miller Jr. (jmillerjr@LSFCU.ORG
Mon Jun 19 2000 - 14:32:03 CDT
>>I disagree. As the sentence is written in GTSS, it clearly
>refers to the
>>participants when it is talking about a coed group. The need for coed
>>leadership is for a coed group of participants, not due to
>gender of leaders.
>Guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. But imagine
>the squawk if
>they didn't have to provide adult female leadership with a group that
>included girls? I think the corollary is that there should be
>an adult male
>along for a group that includes boys. Same thing.
Here is a perfect example of the "local interpretation" quirk of various
rules of the BSA. The is an absolute rule, in bold type in the G2SS, that
can be validly read with either of the above interpretations.
While I will always personally adhere to the "leaders included"
interpretation, every single Council Scout Executive in the BSA has the
authority to read this rule as meaning either of the above. Check with your
own CSE before deciding what this rule means in your particular instance.
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