A 7-Year-Old Boy Is Allowed to Become a Girl Scout -- We Love It! Read More http://www.ivillage.com

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Fri, 10-28-2011 - 4:29pm

A 7-Year-Old Boy Is Allowed to Become a Girl Scout -- We Love It!

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Registered: 08-25-2000

I'm sorry but as a Girl Scout Leader.....and also a long term leader of the Boy Scouts as well I disagree with the "We love it!".

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Nope, as a leader of 12th graders, a boy is NOT going on an overnight with us!! I told my pastor when they were doing a co-ed lock in, boys in one gym and girls on the other ajoining gym, nothing really seperating them, that it was not happening with my teens!!

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 06-06-2002
Didn't read the article but where I am, girls can join Boy Scouts - DD's friend regularly goes on camps with boys but stays in a separate tent. There are 3 or 4 girls in what was originally a boy's organisation. There are, and always have been female as well as male helpers. These girls go as they do more trips and outdoor activities than Girl Guides which is our equivalent of Girl Scouts.

DD goes to Girl Guides and I really like that it is just for girls. They do things that girls enjoy and it's really for socialising rather than anything else. They go to girlie movies, make jewellery etc They do go to camps occasionally and all the leaders are female. There are plenty of other activites, like school, where they can mix with boys.
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Registered: 08-25-2000

Girl Guides are the same as Girl Scouts (American Version).

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Registered: 01-06-2007
At that age I doubt it would be an issue at all; seven-year-old boys often go into the women's bathroom with their mothers anyway, and with separate stalls no one would know the difference. (In fact, I doubt the girls would even realize he wasn't a girl too. I have a friend whose daughter has short hair and wears boy clothes, and other kids always assume she's a boy unless she tells them differently.) It might get more awkward with puberty, but that's still several years away, and who knows whether he'll even be interested in any kind of Scouts by then. Might as well let him participate while he can.
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Registered: 12-16-2003
The problem is setting the precedent. When are you going to tell him that he is out of the troop? It is easier to not to even start with the whole thing.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 08-25-2000

I must agree with you.