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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixTransform View Post
    Hang on what camp?
    Are you saying that where you are, and in yr experience, that there were no gendered differences among the scouts?

    If true, then great ... dig that hole woman
    We were all supposed to work the same, of course they won´t put any hard physical labor on a bunch of kids, and we did not exactly dig any holes, but we did chop down a bunch of trees, raised tents (which involved hammering the spikes in the ground) and made a bunch of scrap furniture with planks and nails, and yes, women were expected to take part just as much as men, in fact the leader of my squad was a woman, and she was handling that wood saw like a pro, let´s not get ahead of ourselves letting the women off easy, men may be stronger and hardier but women are not some soft flowers either, they can work too, they may take longer time to get there but they can certainly dig some holes too in a pinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixTransform View Post
    Hang on what camp?
    Are you saying that where you are, and in yr experience, that there were no gendered differences among the scouts?
    No, just that there is overlap ... the toughest women are tougher than the wimpiest men.
    True dat.
    Do not confuse "women" with "delicate Victorian wallflowers".
    Plenty of hardscrabble womenfolk who could give your average hipster a good run for his rare coin collection.

    M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    We were all supposed to work the same, of course they won´t put any hard physical labor on a bunch of kids, and we did not exactly dig any holes, but we did chop down a bunch of trees, raised tents (which involved hammering the spikes in the ground) and made a bunch of scrap furniture with planks and nails, and yes, women were expected to take part just as much as men, in fact the leader of my squad was a woman, and she was handling that wood saw like a pro, let´s not get ahead of ourselves letting the women off easy, men may be stronger and hardier but women are not some soft flowers either, they can work too, they may take longer time to get there but they can certainly dig some holes too in a pinch.
    thanks for the correct-think.
    without it, and living in a house of 4 women that cannot open a jar of olives between them, I was beginning to wonder if all women were like that.
    of course im glad that the Scouting movement is discovering the tough ones.
    and not that I wanna have children with them.
    ...they can however dig the latrine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manalysis View Post
    .. the toughest women are tougher than the wimpiest men.
    better be too... otherwise, Darwin was wrong.
    "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one" - Charles Mackay

    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. - Donne

    "What we are seeing in this headless misandry is a grand display of the Tyranny of the Underdog: 'I am a wretchedly longstanding victim; therefore I own no burden of adult accountability, nor need to honor any restraint against my words and actions. In fact, all efforts to restrain me are only further proof of my oppressed condition.'
    "It is the most perfect trump-card against accountable living ever devised." - Gladden Schrock

    "What remains for most men in modern life is a world of expectation without reward, burden without honor and service without self" - Paul Elam

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatrixTransform View Post
    thanks for the correct-think.
    without it, and living in a house of 4 women that cannot open a jar of olives between them, I was beginning to wonder if all women were like that.
    of course im glad that the Scouting movement is discovering the tough ones.
    and not that I wanna have children with them.
    ...they can however dig the latrine.
    Let me just tell you, that first day when we were making small shelves for our clothes her hand slipped and she cut her leg with a saw, i rushed to get some paper or something so she can wipe off the blood and she just said "let it run, so the blood can clot and close the wounds", she was 20 at the time.
    I sexually identify as a sword pommel, check your privilege or i will have to end you RIGHTLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Let me just tell you, that first day when we were making small shelves for our clothes her hand slipped and she cut her leg with a saw, i rushed to get some paper or something so she can wipe off the blood and she just said "let it run, so the blood can clot and close the wounds", she was 20 at the time.
    ... and used to bleeding ...

    M

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
    Let me just tell you, that first day when we were making small shelves for our clothes her hand slipped and she cut her leg with a saw, i rushed to get some paper or something so she can wipe off the blood and she just said "let it run, so the blood can clot and close the wounds", she was 20 at the time.
    gawd, if that was my missus, she prolly cry if she broke a nail
    "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one" - Charles Mackay

    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee. - Donne

    "What we are seeing in this headless misandry is a grand display of the Tyranny of the Underdog: 'I am a wretchedly longstanding victim; therefore I own no burden of adult accountability, nor need to honor any restraint against my words and actions. In fact, all efforts to restrain me are only further proof of my oppressed condition.'
    "It is the most perfect trump-card against accountable living ever devised." - Gladden Schrock

    "What remains for most men in modern life is a world of expectation without reward, burden without honor and service without self" - Paul Elam

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    In Mexico, they do have co-ed Scouts. The one association I camped with taught the men to help the girls when it was too much for them. When they camped, they put the boys tents around the girls tents for protection.

    I cannot speak for Boy Scouts of Mexico. A neighbor girl used to post on Facebook, including photos on top of the mountain Sleeping Woman, not Popo. And, there was snow there. I do not know if she got help or not.

    I need to ask her when she comes back. She got a work permit this tourist season at a tourist place mountains of New York State.

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