Seascout-Net Mail Archive for May of 1999: Girls in scouting
Girls in scouting
Tue, 25 May 1999 12:32:27 EDT
I suppose that I need to add my 2 cents into the hubbub of girls in Sea
Scouting by saying that just because Boy Scouts of America is the parent of
Sea Scouting, does not mean that young women should be excluded from the
The Armed Forces have opened the ranks to include women and thus so should
scouting. Women need to be allowed the same equality and opportunities as do
the young men in Sea Scouting. I have started two girls units in Stockton,
California and with a few minor problems the programs are showing some
The girls in Sea Scouting should follow the same uniform program as do the
Officers need to insure that the regulations are set forth and lead by
Uniform means just that; " Everyone follows the same dress code."
I understand that in some cases of Power boats and Sail that uniforms need to
be addressed differently aboard ship, but dress regulations at uniformed
functions will and should be the same across the board for officers and crew
alike. Follow the rules!
The young women in Sea Scouting are showing the spirit in scouting.
Paul A. Marrs, Captain
SSS/USS Warrior NSY-31
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