I learned how to be a rough and rugged woman from hiking and climbing and building stuff as a kid.
I don't know about that Janet. A tomboy is a girl who exhibits characteristics or behaviors considered typical of a boy.
Their motto says - To serve God and my country, To help people at all times. That doesn't deny tomboy status, but doesn't really seem to support it either.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Now, maybe you associate those characteristics with boys, rather than girls. Personally, I think both can - and do.
I like the term because It's something to relate too. I know gender interests are a human construct and all but the term has been in use for years and I don't got any better. I like the images it evokes of short haired girls driving dirtbikes through the mud wearing jeans and ragged shirts. That's how I see myself basically. Like Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird, that was so relatable as a kid I just kinda grabbed the term my teacher mentioned and glommed onto it my whole life.
To me a strong woman is the image I want to represent, and a strong woman is able to aide or defend others, rather than running away eeking like a citizen in a monster movie.
You wrote - "a strong woman is the image I want to represent.."
You are doing a great job at that - sincerely.
you've never been one since you come from another country (do they have them?) but they rule wen you're in them and a tomboy.
I believe they can enhance the development just from the different activities they make available with coaching. I believe the spirit of the "Tomboy" comes from within the young woman's individual character.
I was taught they don't like for anyone to think outside the box. I was kicked out for lighting a fire with a lighter. I called it innovation they called it dangerous. I think they were just jealous I was a we bit smarter than them and could quickly start a camp fire
Yes I really was kicked out no joke, before that, I felt like I was being brainwashed and not allowed to think for myself. I was happy to get kicked out to be honest.
Why do you think that? When i was in girl scouts they did all kinds of things from cooking to camping - are girl scouts still around now :?)
girl scouts - child labor pushed by the cookie industry, and for some reason they get a pass