Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Letter to the editor:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

We should 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 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 — boys 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.

Bill Hartenstine