Re: Our Future and Rovers -Reply
Bruce C Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed Apr 01 06:12:23 1998
I, too, agree. We have been slow to recruit new leaders to our program,
and don't do nearly enough to encourage young adults (under 30 years) to
take up leadership positions. We held Seabadge here in Northeast Region a
couple of weeks ago and two of the youth ladies on staff, one a 1st Mate,
the other a Skipper, were on the upper edge of the Rovers age range. I was
really glad that the course director took the opportunity to encourage
these women to take leadership roles at this level. We need to do all we
can to recruit new leaders, and encourage particularly the young adults who
grew up in our program to become the adult leaders of today and tomorrow.
They may not yet have the life experience, but they have the youth and
enthusiasm that will help to ensure that our program grows in the future.
S.S.S. Columbia Ranger
Columbia, Maryland USA
>>> Christopher K. Sokolov <email@example.com> 31 March 1998 11:15 pm
Steve Featherkile wrote:
>I think we already have them. They are called "Scouters."
I would have to agree. The biggest problem that is hindering the growth of
Sea Scouting and Exploring is lack of leadership. A well-managed program
can easily provide a fun time for mates/assistant advisors while still
allowing them to do what Scouts are trained to do - serve.
Christopher K. Sokolov, Quartermaster
Western Region Area III Boatswain, Sea Scouts, B.S.A.