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  •  That might be an interesting juxtaposition... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...between the Boy's and Girl's scouts. If the Boys flourish in the same geographical area where the Girls membership drops off, could this be a sociological extension of the fundementalist thinking that currently seems to be driving the BSA, in regards to a "women should stay at home" kind of way?

    If pro is the opposite of con, and progress means to move forward, what does Congress mean?

    by CommandoAndy on Wed Jul 19, 2006 at 10:14:50 AM PDT

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    •  would be interesting to see (1+ / 0-)
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      some nationwide stats on where membership is rising/falling in comparing the two organizations.

    •  I don't know about that. (0+ / 0-)

      Around 20% of the girls that make it to what would have been classified as a Senior troop join Venturing crews and leave girl scouts.  Generally this seems to be about the age that most of the last of the girls leave GSA anyway.  

      I'm not going to read any sociological analysis into this situation.  I know of several female Scoutmasters in my area, so it's not a women need to stay home and shut up phenomena.  I think it's just more of a 'hanging out in hotels' on weekends gets boring after a few years.

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