Scouting as an activity was bifurcated into two branches long back one was called the boy scouts and the other girl scouts. Since this division was made on gender, there are a lot of myths the surround the girl scouts even today. These myths pertain to the type of activities and events organised in these girl scout clubs. A few of such tales have been debunked in the below article.
Myth 1: Only domestic skills like cooking are taught at girl scouts.
There is no such hard and fast rule, and they can learn anything they want. The girl scouts have a variety of programs apart from cooking like car care, woodworking, sports, fitness, performing arts and many more.
Myth 2: You have to be an extrovert or crafty to be a girl scout.
Again this is not a hard and fast requirement as there are trainers available who could help you master various jobs. Even if you are someone who is an introvert joining the girl scout can be a life-changing decision.
Myth 3: Girl Scouts do not involve in high adventure activities.
This is another popular myth that needs to be debunked. The girl scouts also indulge in many high adventure activities like horseback riding, snow tubing, rock climbing, zip lining to name a few.
Myth 4: There are no camping programs for girl scouts.
They do have there own camping trips that teach them survival skills. The tours are made to places like the national parks and even the backcountry. Like the boy scouts, they also carry all their equipment on their backs.
Myth 5: The Girl Scout Gold Award is the perfect equivalent to the Eagle Award. The girl scouts do not have an equivalent to the Eagle Awards of the Boy Scouts.
It is the first accomplishment that any girl scout can achieve and very difficult to accomplish.