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#21 SeattlePioneer

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:27 AM

Hello Nike,
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#22 ccjj

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

My daughter has been a GS since she was a Kindergarden Daisy. Now, she is getting ready to start 5th grade and is a Junior. She also has been involved in Cub/Boy Scouting since before birth! She was the only one in her troop to attend summer camp this year. In the 5+ years she has been in GS, her troop has only camped in tents once and that was in the leaders back yard. This year, the girls are doing destination meetings. Their meetings will be held someplace relevant to what they are working on. Hopefully, this works out for them. Last year, we invited the girls to build a pinewood derby car and race it after our Cub Scout's race. They loved it! The leader found a badge from another state, and the girls all worked hard to earn it. I am hoping her troop gets outside more. My husband and I both have offered to help with anything outdoor related. Our Boy Scout troop has offered to let them use troop camping equipment if needed.
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#23 Basementdweller

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:58 AM

differences in the GSA to BSA Local option for membership.....Because of the color of our skin, School she attends, home address and age. My daughter has been denied membership in several troops. No male leaders permitted locally. Both men and women are welcome in the BSA
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#24 ScoutNut

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:25 PM

>>"differences in the GSA to BSA">"Local option for membership.....Because of the color of our skin, School she attends, home address and age. My daughter has been denied membership in several troops."
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#25 JMHawkins

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

Local option for membership.....Because of the color of our skin, School she attends, home address and age. My daughter has been denied membership in several troops. Y'know, my daughter had that happen this summer. We've been trying to find a troop for her (she's going into 1st Grade) and one of her friends (daughter of one of the other ASMs in the troop I'm with) joined a GS troop. We tried to get our daughter into that troop with her friend, but were told it was full. Then later 4 more girls joined and we were told they wanted to keep it to just the girls at the same elementary school (we only live a couple of blocks away from our friends, but the school boundary runs between us). And it's not like it was some fancy private school, the two schools are in the same (kinda small) school district. The entire town only has 5,000 residents, (pretty much all the same skin color too) seems kinds silly to start dividing up by school boundaries. The town does have two Cub Scout packs that are loosely organized by elementary school, but boys move between the packs all the time. Anyway, we're still looking. I'm a bit amazed, we have a little girl really excited about being a Girl Scout after attending a day camp this summer, but we can't find a troop for her. The latest message is we should wait until school starts and there will be information sent home sometime by the end of September.
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#26 Basementdweller

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:14 PM

Don't hold your breath JM..... My daughter has been looking for 2 years now..... Scoutnut.....I disagree with about 90% of what ya said.(This message has been edited by Basementdweller)
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#27 ScoutNut

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

Basement, you can disagree all you want. It doe not change the facts. Most of the "differences" you state between BSA and GSUSA are not differences between the National programs at all. They are problems at the LOCAL level.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

discriminate Your not from our neighborhood, from the wrong class, too old, too young, wrong school, too tall you cannot join our troop. BTW your dad cannot start a troop because, well, he is a man. Best soup nazi voice, NO GIRLSCOUTS FOR YOU


Incorrect... Councils make the ultimate decision but nationally, men can be leaders. There just has to be a female (unrelated) adult also with the troop, as well. All troop activities require at least two adults.

Many troops are not "location based." My troop has girls from all 5 schools in town, and 2 from other towns.

And, since this is a Boy Scout forum, I will refrain from discussing discrimination on that end...
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:53 AM

Girl Scouts Fight Utah Tax Break for Boy Scouts Only! (sorry I still cannot create new topic posts so appending here)

Utah State House Rep. Steve Eliason, R-Sandy, sponsor of the tax break measure and a scoutmaster in Boy Scouts, vowed to try to revive it later by amending his bill to also benefit the Girl Scouts and possibly other youth groups.

Eliason already passed his bill through the House, but said in debate there only that any youth group meeting criteria in his bill would split money donated to a new "Youth Development Organization" fund. Taxpayers could check a box on forms to donate any amount they wish to it.


But the bill would only give to youth groups that have at least 180,000 members in the state -- which happens to be how many Boy Scouts are in traditional units in Utah, according to information Scout councils provided to The Tribune in 2011. Girl Scouts membership is about 6,000.


Boy Scouts are the largest youth group in the state by far, with most Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' congregations sponsoring units.


After the earlier House vote, Eliason acknowledged that his bill was designed so that the fund would benefit only the Boy Scouts -- and news stories about that appeared..."


But the Girl Scouts showed up Tuesday to fight the bill as it appeared before the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee. Tuesday also happened to be "Girl Scout Day" at the Legislature, when young Girl Scouts distributed boxes of cookies to lawmakers.


Read more: http://www.kypost.co...9#ixzz2N2vQQuo3[/URL="http://www.kypost.com/dpps/news/national/girl-scouts-foil-effort-to-give-tax-break-only-to-boy-scouts-donors_8307139#ixzz2N2vQQuo3"]




[url]http://www.kypost.com/dpps/news/national/girl-scouts-foil-effort-to-give-tax-break-only-to-boy-scouts-donors_8307139
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#30 SSScout

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:15 AM

Test girl test
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#31 howarthe

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

Awesome! I hope they are successful.
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Posted 04 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

"dear local council, we are a venture crew and we" <virtual door slams shut>
we've never got a reply
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