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Re: Girl Scouts

Postby nschauer » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:13 am

My concern is that being surrounded by Christians she would really be joining a group of Christians who just all happen to be in the Girl Scouts. I know that many meetings and what not take place in churches and such. My wife thinks this would be good for her and she is born and raised in Thailand as a Buddhist so their is no leanings or fear of any kind in her mind. I am still not sure so I was wondering if anyone here has had any experiences with the Girl Scouts that they would be willing to share, good or bad, and advice is welcome.


I tried taking my boys to Boy Scouts and it was the hypocrisy that made me decide against the whole thing. They were preaching one thing and the boys were doing something very different. There was also a lot of gamesmanship about badges that bothered me. The Christianity factor doesn't bother me - but if i were to have told them my ideas - they would have been bothered.

Bottom line - if you want to spend quality time with your daughter doing things - just do it - you don't need a group to do that. She probably would like the friends but she won't necessarily meet people she likes at Girl Scouts - most of the boys in Boy Scouts were - just not the kind of kids my kids liked. I was once told by someone wiser than me - "Find something you both enjoy doing together - something you can keep going for a lifetime." That was good advice.
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Re: Girl Scouts

Postby PeterB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:38 pm

I agree entirely Anna. I was a Cub and a Scout until I grow bored with it and discovered Rock And Roll. It had little lasting impact on me and did no harm at all.

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Postby Annapurna » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:06 pm

I don't know what was said in the thread, I read his post after I'd written mine...


Edit: Oh, my gosh, this is an OLD thread, and this time, Peter, I missed it....gotta read the whole thing now. :shock:
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Re: Girl Scouts

Postby PeterB » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:17 pm

I think it was someone else that resurrected it Anna.. :smile: It deals I guess with a problem that is ongoing for some Americans, Less for Europeans as instead, our children and grandchildren are growing up in a post christian somewhat value free era. Which posts a different set of problems to Buddhist families.

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Re: Girl Scouts

Postby PeterB » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:33 am

They sound Anna like the sort of parents who by not trying to control the person you would eventually be became not just parents in later life but friends. I think we should be wary of being over involved parents, its as extreme as being indifferent. We should have no fixed template for the adult that the child will grow into. If we treat them with honesty and respect they will learn that as a default. It sounds like your parents did that. For my parents generation it was of course getting to the 60's and seeing their offspring turn into Buddhists that was the trauma. My dad struggled with that, my mum was cool about it, and when my grandchildren were born came to their naming ceremonies . ( and got drenched with" holy water" )

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