Re: LEADERSHIP OBJECTIVE OF SEA SCOUTING
William H. Sills (email@example.com)
Sun, 23 Feb 1997 09:35:28 -0600
Warren Smith, Skipper, SES 1836, Houston, Texas responded favourably to
Jim Elroy's comments. However, he wrote that Members of the National SE
Committee should get out on the water and observe Sea Scouts in action.
It appears that he has equated the remarks that youth not operate large
vessels to that committee's members. That is definitely not the case.
All of them are salty, experienced, present or former skippers. Two of
the current members, both past National Commodores, are retired casualty
insurance underwriters. Also of two of the recently retired members; one
was a long time Boating Safety manufacturers association member and one
was a master, unlimited, all waters. The present National Commodore is a
retired USCG Captain. All have actively supported the concept of youth
operation of all vessels. The question arose from a narrow
interpretation of remarks by the skippers of ships with large vessels.
Even those remarks appear to have been taken out of context. Those
skippers were not against youth operation, they simply stated the need
that, in their councils and upon their vessels, licensed adult
supervision must be ever present.
It pretty much seems that we are all on the same side. Some of
us just have different "methods of "Playing" depending upon the "field".
Would you all please comment upon this interpretation.