scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Women in Scouting Seminar
Rik Bergethon (rberg@RMI.NET
Thu Jul 06 2000 - 09:21:56 CDT
To L and others: I think we have a fine opportunity here to sample this
esteemed bunch of scouters about their feelings of women in Scouting.
Just last week or so, we had a heated discussion about women
Scoutmasters. So why don't you come up with a survey form, and post it
here and on other scouting news groups like rec.scouting.usa,
rec.scouting.issues and rec.scouting.misc, plus other sites. Questions
to set the basis for the survey like: current position in scouting,
years of service to BSA, your age, sex, etc. Using a news group like
this will give you a cross section of scouters from across the nation,
using other news groups will give you a cross section of international
scouters, plus you should survey your own district or council. USA
Today publishes a survey each day, using a sample of 1200 households to
represent 20 million HH across the nation. You might ask national for
figures on total registered adults in the US and how many of them are
women, and how many are involved with cubs and how many with Boy Scouts.
I'm sure national figures like that would be available from Dallas. Some
of the questions should be statements to which we would agree, disagree
or have no opinion on (strongly disagree, disagree, no opinion, agree,
strongly agree). EG: Women should serve as Scoutmasters. Women should
only serve in adult leadership positions in Cub Scouts, not Boy Scouts.
Women should hold positions on the District Committee. Women should
hold positions on the Council Committee. Women should be District
Executives, and Scout Executives. A woman should be elected to serve as
Chief of Scouts. Then see what comes out of the woodwork.
Cuerno Verde District Commissioner