Re: Sea Explorers
Tue, 18 Aug 1992 23:20:22 CDT
Yes, I'm sure, just like I am, that when we get information from the
Regional Office, that we don't just talk to "Joe Blow". Every region
has an Exploring staff member whose sole job it is, to fill the jobs
taht regional volunteers have such as serving as one of six regional
commodores/Sea Exploring Chairmen. What I have been told, last week,
was that the Chicago Area council has one of nine active Sea Exploring
programs in the nation. The other ones, just for your information are
in Madison, Wisconsin, Los Angeles, California, Long Beach, California,
Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, New York, Louisville, Kentucky,
Tallahassee, Florida and Miami, Florida. There are 18 other councils
that have Sea Exploring programs however, those nine councils have
"successful, long running, productive" Sea Exploring programs.
Before the merger of the East Central and the North Central regions, it
was agreed that whomever was the commodore of the Chicago area council would
also serve as a member of the regions Sea Exploring committee and serve as
Sea Exploring Commodore. That title has alternated between volunteers and
in one case I know of, a professional Scouter, between the councils in
Chicago and Madision, Wisconsin.
Likewise, Sea Exploring, or the great Southeast region has alternated
between Commodores living in Louisville, KY, Miami, FL and Tallahassee, FL.
As far as I know, whomever was listed in CAC as the Sea Exploring Commodore,
is serving as the Regional Commodore. The region office says they can't
give me a name for the simple reason, that they have just reorganized the
region and therefore, all of their positions have not been filled.
As I mentioned in an earlier posting, I will call back again when the dust
has settled and everybody has stopped bickering and we get back to the idea
of service to the councils.
Mike Walton (on my honies account)
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City