RE: [ScoutRadio] Re: Girls are Scouts too!
Mike, great post!
"Try and fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured, but not everyone must prove they are a citizen".
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and certainly you are entitled to yours and I respect your position, however, you must also respect that many, if not the majority of Scouters do not share the same opinion as you. The vast majority who would criticize Scouting for their position are outsiders who have no vested interest in Scouting and only want to force their opinions on what is a private institution. Let the members decide who can join their organization. If you are condemning that group as unprogressive then you are practicing the very same intolerance you accuse them of.
No need to respond, I doubt I will change your mind on this and I’m certain you won’t change my mind, this is far off topic and is really not the appropriate venue for this discussion.
Homophobia or differentiating between people because of their sexual orientation has no place in the world-wide family of Scouts or indeed amateur radio (in an attempt to keep this thread on-topic!).
BSA's current position is untenable in a modern progressive world. If adults leaders can't deal with reality then its best that they move on in my opinion.
Malcolm - G4CXT
On 26/02/2013 21:59, Stephen M. Shearer wrote:
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.
- 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 theGirl 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 programon their Scouting pages.The Girl Scout Radio Badge was an adaptation of the BSA Radio Merit Badge.73, Frank KR1ZANGarland, 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.wunderK6WRUOn Feb 28, 2013, at 5:08 PM, J.Gordon Beattie, Jr., W2TTT wrote:
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