Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Navy Embark Program/Top Gun Experience
Navy Embark Program/Top Gun Experience
John A. Severino
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 09:08:01 -0400
On the other hand:
The U.S. Navy is embarking Boy Scouts and Venturers on both coasts in the month of June for short cruises.
The "Top Gun Experience" will be held the last week of June in the Washington, DC area. There, Sea Scouts from across the nation will be given hands on training at the US Naval Academy, Patuxent Rivers Naval Air Station, Marine Corps base at Quantico, VA, the Coast Guard Station at St. Indigoes, MD, etc. The US Navy Memorial is sponsoring this annual event so the only cost to youth is their own transporation to and from DC.
With posts cutting back, the military is still finding ways to serve Scouting. There are probably others that I have not mentioned.
Keep the faith,
John A. Severino
Vice Commodore (Training)
Northeast Region Sea Scout Committee
Butterbuns@DOGG.COM on 04/23/99 05:11:35 AM
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Subject: Military Units
I have only been with scouting for a few years. My sons have always been in
units on military posts. What has the military done for us? We had a
building with free utilities, until they decided to tear it down, at our
previous post. At our current duty station, one boy scout unit has a
building, others must hunt around for meeting places and leaders must store
equipment in their own homes. More and more, military posts are cutting
programs for families, and especially youths. There was a time when
soldiers were allowed to take permissive tdy to help with day camp, those
days no longer exist. Scouting is slowly being driven from military bases
across the country. The ACLU doesn't have to sue, the US govt. is cutting
the funding and uncaring commanders are doing the job for them.
Scouting is like Love; the more you share, the more you have.