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RE: [ScoutRadio] Re: Girls are Scouts too!

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  • Jamie Holmes
    Steve I believe that you are correct. We don t have the gay issue here but I know it is a struggle that you folks are going to face. Just got to keep on
    Message 1 of 41 , Feb 26, 2013
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      Steve

       

      I believe that you are correct. We don’t have the gay issue here but I know it is a struggle that you folks are going to face.

       

      Just got to keep on keeping on, we all know that the program has great value, today more than ever.

       

       

      Jamie

       

      From: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Stephen M. Shearer
      Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:00 PM
      To: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [ScoutRadio] Re: Girls are Scouts too!

       

       

      Just guessing…  One of the “issues” I have seen in local troops {Delaware} is school.  Band, sports, and other required outside activates. 

       

      I think the next polarizing issue BSA is going to deal with is the gay issue if they go gay.  I know adults that will leave.  One of the local councils has already gone gay for money reasons.  Since they are violating national police (for now) I am surprised they still have a charter (does a council have a charter?).

       

      Now on the bright side… One of the local Girl Scout troops has had me give them a Ham Radio program and electronics (soldering a blinking LED kit).  The troop is now part of a Crew that camped in the cold for Gold Rush.  I don’t know if they are duel membership.

      Our local boy scout camp is about 25% female and part of the camp Crew.

       

      steve

      From: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Brian Murrey
      Sent: 26 February, 2013 4:07 PM
      To: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [ScoutRadio] Re: Girls are Scouts too!

       

       

      What does Scouts Canada attribute this tremendous drop in membership
      to? What is the most significant factor that has caused this decline?

      Thanks



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    • Frank Krizan
      Similarly, take a look at a program developed by Mark Spencer of ARRL: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Scouting/ScoutsMeritBadge.ppt This is an ARRL legacy
      Message 41 of 41 , Feb 28, 2013
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        Similarly, take a look at a program developed by Mark Spencer of ARRL:

        This is an ARRL legacy document.  At Camp Whispering Cedars (GSUSA) in Dallas, we sent the 
        Girl Scout Radio Badge image to a patch manufacturer to copy.  Last we heard (several years ago) 
        was that the original source no longer supplied the badges.  The ARRL no longer mentions this program
        on their Scouting pages.  

        The Girl Scout Radio Badge was an adaptation of the BSA Radio Merit Badge.  

        73, Frank KR1ZAN
        Garland, TX


        On Feb 28, 2013, at 7:13 PM, Walter Underwood <wunder@...> wrote:

         

        This old ARRL publication has a suggested radio badge for different levels of Girl Scouts.



        wunder
        K6WRU

        On Feb 28, 2013, at 5:08 PM, J.Gordon Beattie, Jr., W2TTT wrote:

         

        Hi Folks!

        Given that I have three sons who are Scouts/Scouters (2 Eagles, 1 on the way) and my belief that daughters need quality programs, I might be inclined to put some young ladies through the Radio Merit Badge program and simply issue them the badge…probably not an action compliant with BSA policy, but it would be worth it to see the reaction of a GSUSA adult when she spots a Girl Scout/Venturer with a Radio Merit Badge patch on their vest!  J

         

        It is hard enough to get the parents of boys to engage in traditional Boy Scouting programs.  From my experience, it is even harder to get parents to support their daughters in Venturing, especially if the program is similar to that of a Boy Scout Troop with respect to the high adventure activities.  That is a shame.  If my sons have daughters, I will be all over them to be supportive of their daughters the way my wife and I were for them.  

         

        Yours in Scouting!
        Thanks & 73,

        Gordon Beattie, W2TTT

        201.314.6964

         




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