The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1977 · Page 20
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J .t A-20 PrtTsbor8h Pre" Sua, March 20, 1977 Z. &4m&J Sill it I Scoifs Drop 'Boy Girls Unhappy wlL , ...v M i fib ' .v-o.v 1 ( Telephotos 4 if? T ! I V" I iS 1 w V J attempted, above, to leap from one skateboard to another over tho bodies of his friends in New York. He didn't quite make the landing, left, but spring will arrive nonetheless at 12:43 p.m. today. By JERRY SHARPE Boys will be boys, as the old saying goes. But they'll just have to stop being IWKScouts. It's okay if they keep on scouting. But that word "boy'' has got to be dropped, the national Scout office hat decided. The national office points out that the use of "boy" as in the time-honored name Boy Scouts of America not only insults minorities, but it isn't considerate of the women who help in scouting and the girls who are Explorers. , Furthermore, said the national office, "Boy Scouts of America was appropriate wkeo we were founded la 11, but didn't fit aU the things we're into in a cnanging society. But even while the ScoutingUSA executives were patting themselves on the back for what they called a move away from chauvinism, Girl Scouts . pointed to the change as an example of chauvinism. "We're trying to be ladies about; it. But it was very chauvinistic . . . changing their name without even asking what effect it will have on Girl Scouts, complained Margaret Griggs, executive director of Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania. She added, "The effect on Girl' Scouts has been adverse. People think ScoutingUSA also includes us. It positively does not. "We are Girl Scouts and intend to stay that way. Our national officers and members have protested the Boy Scout name change We want Boy Scouts to remain Boy Scouts," she said. Her feelings were echoed by Mrs. Patricia Bujarski, a South Sider who was a Den MOTHER until a National Scouting office memo abolished the term in these words: "Den Mother is a no-no. Cub Scouts are organized into units called dens, generally six to eight boys, led by a Den LEADER - who may be male or female." ''You can call me a Den MOTHER," said Mrs. Bujarski, adding, "They should have left the name the way it was. Explorers already included girls and there's no sexism in that name. There was no reason to change a name : that's worked fine since 1910. A Butler County scoutmaster, who asked that his name be withheld, shook his head in disgust. "It's the latest in a long series of moves on the national level to set Boy Scouts of America back. Ani I want you to notice that I said Boy Scouts of America, not ScoutingUSA." On the other hand, Herman Selvag-go, former scoutmaster of a North Side troop, said he started the new move a long time ago on his own. 'i! t'V l 1 a i HOTEL FURNITURE LIQUIDATION SALE Total content! of local hotel undergoing maor renovation program. Bedi, dretsert, chain, lampi, studio bedi, mirrort, room carpeti, corridor carpeting, drapes, color tv's, room size detki, pictures, many other items. Mmm call for appointment daily between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. FORT Pin ASSOCIATES 201 Rebecca St., Pgh. 391-4876 Tell Pittsburgh about your bargain by advertis-fajit ishe Press Want !hmmmM DO-IT-YOURSELFERS CASH '' CARRY TYPE TRADt WE WILL GIVE YOU UP TO Oil OUR STOCK CABINETS or up to 30 OFF on limited designed, delivered, or installed type Kitchens with no major remodeling required on our stock cabinets and some of our custom formica and wood. U LI M I '-u'WOFf luMmsttna J 645 ELECTRIC APPLIANCES LIMITED QUANTITIES MICROWAVE OVENS (FACTORY CLOSEOUT) MODEL NO. 56-3564.10 Reg. Price: 426 NOW: f349 i MODEL NO. 4545-10 WITH BROWNING ELEMENT Reg. 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