scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Bears & menstruation
Sat Jul 15 2000 - 09:43:41 CDT
>> Jim or any others, could you add any thoughts on camping with young
>> women who are having a menstrual period in bear country? <seems to assume
1) Why ask someone named JIM? <G>
2) Can you say, "rural legend"? Does anyone worry about the odor in bags or
sleeping clothing from nocturnal ejaculation (wet dreams)?
3) This would seem to be one more place where adults, who presumably know the
full facts of life, can model appropriate behavior to youth. If you are
hiking with girls in your crew, you have a woman along anyway. She can
explain to the girls, and you can explain to the boys, seaprately if you like
but IMHO I'd put it as an item in the midst of your take-off checklist. If
it's no big deal to you, it won't be to them.
So did it surprise me when my 17 yr old (O boy child of a nurse) asked me if
migraines were more common during a woman's period? Yup, but I was able to
suppress the grin and answer him.
SA T47 Sandwich MA
Cape Cod & Islands Council
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