Re: Transformation of Exploring (a different view..long)
Bob Amick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Feb 24 19:22:38 1998
My information came from the various lists to which we apparently both
If you have conducted such a poll, unless I missed something, I haven't
seen a posting from you describing the exact results of said effort.
With all due respect Bill, I don't know where you got your numbers, either;
but if you have a survey, I would very much like to see it displayed
in terms of just how many posts, ships, etc, were surveyed, their
if known, and exactly
how many explorers did express a preference for Scouts vs. Venturer vs.
Perhaps if this had been done throughout the country, at least on a
"focused study" basis as another poster suggested, and prior to the
decision being made to call the program Venturing, the outcome might have
Could you help us all out on that please?
Moreover *none* of the Explorers I have communicated with like "Scout or
and as I said before, *they* are the ones who should be having the lion's
of the decision making power; because at least theoretically, it is their
and they know better than we, what their peers think of such names.
At 06:09 PM 2/24/98 CST6CDT, you wrote:
>I am a Sea Scout Skipper. I am the SEAL Director. SeaBadge Director, editor,
>webmaster and cheerleader for Central Region's Sea Scout Flotilla. I
>very careful survey of the kids in America's Heartland. I have yet to have
>has chosen any name except SEA SCOUT. Further, I have carefully maintained
>messsages on the various nets of youth responses to the question. Of all the
>responses, I have only three from traditional ships that selected Sea
>have about five from non-traditional "Exploring-like" ships. On a
>I have only three Quartermasters that chose Seav Explorer. Every other
>Quartermaster that I was able to locate selected Sea Scout.
> Further, locally, I had our squadron chief boatswain poll the Sea
>in our ships. We had NO votes for Sea Explorers.
> I'm not sure where your information came from but it sure doesn;t