March 20, 1996 |
When Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scout movement at the turn of the century, he warned against the threat of a condition he called "girlitis." Scouts could have fun, allowed the British cavalry officer, so long as it was manly fun. Katrina Yeaw is a girl. Although she does not consider that to be a contagious condition, the 12-year-old blames the organization's institutional fear of "girlitis" for keeping her out of the Boy Scouts.