Salisbury Press

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

We should just have one organization - Scouting

To the Editor:

Scouting in America. 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 that 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 now Scoutmasters.

Bill Hartenstine

Schnecksville