SEAL vs. SALT
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 04:29:01 -0500 (EST)
They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flatery. I am always
honored when I hear someone repeating a Scoutmaster's minute I wrote years
ago. I would hope the SEAL's would feel the same way.
Tried an experiment recently. I was helping some of the Coast Guard
Auxilliary members at the Saginaw River C.G. Station put together a display.
They are in the process of recruiting and establishing a new Sea Explorer
Ship in the Bay City area.
I printed up some forms regarding advanced training for the display. One
form was titled SEAL and the other was titled SALT. Inside the two handouts
was the same exact information that I had read off the internet about the Sea
Explorer Advanced training that was available. We had 200 hundred potential
candidates at the show so I printed 100 copies of each form.
I ran out of the SEAL pamphlets about an hour and 45 minutes into the show.
I still have 83 of the SALT ones left. One young lady commented that she
realized that the Sea Scout training was far from the Navy Seal program, but
the name caught her eye and she was really interested once she read about it.
Yours in Scouting Always
Kevin Wade - Skipper SES 32 "Atlantis"