Silver & Ranger
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Mar 31 23:49:32 1998
My response to Wiedenhoeft's message left out the fact that Quartermaster Sea
Scouts enlist at E-3 in the US Navy and US Coast Guard and Able Sea Scouts
enlist at E-2. That is quite a big jump ahead for our youth.
> About setting up High Adventure posts with a crew structure similiar to sea
> Has anyone asked the high adventure members what they think?
> The response we've gotton from our members has been that they don't want
> ranks and they're not interested on working on anything like merit badges,
> if they were they'd join the Boy Scout troop or Girl Scouts. Our members
> aren't slackers, most are very high achievers, they just don't want
> Exploring to become another competitive thing where they feel pressured into
> reaching certain achievements. That doesn't mean they haven't learned
> anything. One of the best comments I've heard from one of our members is "it
> seems like we're just having fun, but actually we've learned a lot.
> J. Wiedenhoeft
> Explorer Post 540, Wisconsin