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Beavers/Scouts does your dd go?

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lexcat Wed 06-Aug-08 15:18:00

Dd is a very outdoor child and I would love her to do more to encouage this side if her. Looked in Brownies but she didn't like the idea of no boys. She is a bit of a tomboy and has some very good freinds who are boys.
Finds the rough and tumble of boy a bit to much, but at the same time wants to join in. Happier climbing trees then playing with dolls.

nailpolish Wed 06-Aug-08 15:19:36

whaqt about karate or similar?

ists physical but disciplined

and there is a mix of boys and girls

Shitehawk Wed 06-Aug-08 15:23:18

A friend of mine has a daughter who went to Beavers and now does Cubs. The boys are usually very rough-and-tumble and to be honest it would be too much for my own dd - her little girl is a real roughie-toughie tomboy though and loves it.

They will let you try her for a few sessions before they ask for subs; why not just give it a go and see how she gets on? It might be worth ringing round and finding a group with a mix of boys and girls, though; if the idea of no boys didn't meet with her approval then no other girls might not be so good either.

lexcat Wed 06-Aug-08 15:57:10

Not really looking for a disciplined sport just something her to have some fun. She would choose all boys over all girls. But thank-you would try and get her in the group with the most girls.

christywhisty Fri 08-Aug-08 23:46:56

My DD was the only girl in her cub pack. She will be 11 in september so is leaving and I really don't think the scout pack is suitable for her. She is not the rough and tumble type but her pack does quite a lot of activities
She is a Guide as well but they seem to be so restrictive and old fashioned in their ways. She is happy enough but also liked the cubs as she got to camp, which she had not been allowed to do with the brownies until this year and even then they put some silly restrictions on it .

She has been asked to volunteer in her cub pack from September as they have a new girl and the mum was a bit worried about her being the only girl.

unknownrebelbang Fri 08-Aug-08 23:52:07

Our local beavers has a mix of boys and girls, the cub group is currently very small with only one girl (next group along has a mix of both boys and girls).

The girls in these groups really enjoy it.

Imoogi Sat 09-Aug-08 00:12:57

My dd is in Scouts with a couple of her friends (girls) and they love it. There are several girls in the pack, and they know the boys from school. I think mine is at an age where she likes a smidgeon of potential romance, and also likes being 'unusual', ie a girl in a boy's world. All the running about and rough and tumble suits her. She found brownies boring.

SlartyBartFast Sat 09-Aug-08 00:36:57

ditto everythign imoogi said grin

SlartyBartFast Sat 09-Aug-08 00:37:30

actually dd's scout group is half and half

PortAndLemon Sat 09-Aug-08 00:38:55

Woodcraft Folk?

lexcat Sat 09-Aug-08 19:24:07

Woodcraft lookes really good but the nearest group is over 10 miles away. Beavers is 3 miles or three more about 5 miles away.

whatdayisit Sat 09-Aug-08 19:39:17

I help out sometimes at my Ds's Beaver group and TBH, although they do lots of "boy" things, it's not that rough. The leaders are very hot on good behaviour, respect and kindness etc. That's one of the reasons I like my DS to go so much.

It depends a lot on the local leaders I think. The guides I went to could never ever have been described as "restrictive and old fashioned " . Captain was raving mad. We had a great time.

MrsWeasley Sat 09-Aug-08 19:40:48

DS's do Beavers and Scouts and there are girls in both groups. Not tomboys either really just normal girls.

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