Parkland Press

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Letter to the editor

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

We should just have one organization: Scouting

To the Editor:

Many years ago when I was a Scoutmaster of a Troop, I could not get any help. So I asked if I could have some willing Den Mothers from the Cub Scout Pack to help with the Boy Scout Troop.

I was told Boy Scouts was for men and boys only. Well, after a few years, we all know how that turned out.

With the way so many in America feel about equality, I think we should just have Scouting.

Boy and girls together learning the same skills for the most part.

Yes, there should be a few different badges or skills for each gender but overall these programs are extremely good for the younger generation, and the older as well. One organization.

It will eventually come to this anyway. Just takes time, like Den Mothers are now Scoutmasters.

Bill Hartenstine