RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 190791391 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=328095 T1 Growing girls the natural origins of girls' organizations in America A1 Miller, Susan A.,, PB Rutgers University Press PP New Brunswick, N.J. YR 2007 SN 9780813541563 0813541565 AB In the early years of the twentieth century, Americans began to recognize adolescence as a developmental phase distinct from both childhood and adulthood. For boys, competitive sports as well as?primitive? outdoor activities offered by fledging organizations such as the Boy Scouts would enable them to combat the effeminacy of an overly civilized society. But for girls, the remedy wasn?t quite so clear. Surprisingly, the?girl problem??a crisis caused by the transition from a sheltered, family-centered Victorian childhood to modern adolescence where self-control and a strong democratic spirit.