|Although all of the Scout Programs of Adventure Scouts USA are co-ed, does gender matter?|
Yes, although our Scout Programs are inclusive in membership, awards, participation and employment, and today, school, work and social environments are co-ed, we recognize there differences between genders.
For instance, although our Scout Programs encourage each of our Scouts to embrace their unique and individual talents and abilities, we also appreciate that there are in fact physical differences between those of different genders. Although sports and activities are competitive by nature and that is part of the FUN, because our Scouts compete against themselves rather than each other, everyone has FUN, rather than just a chosen few.
We also appreciate there are other issues of gender which will arise, such as sleeping accommodations and changing facilities that there must be separate areas for those of each gender.