Nearly 1,000 girls participated in the Boy Scouts of America’s first co-ed National Jamboree last month . Each of those girls should have the opportunity to become an official Boy Scout.
The girls at the Jamboree came from the Boy Scouts’ Venture program, which trains male and female members to, among other things, camp, canoe and backpack. I accompanied a Venture crew through the Philmont Scout Ranchin New Mexico several years ago — as a Boy Scout — and noted that the girls who participated succeeded as well as the boys in every regard. Unlike Scouts, however, Venture crews do not organize charity events or lead troop activities, and they are not eligible to earn the rank of Eagle Scout.… Seguir leyendo »