Sat, 3 May 1997 05:57:12 -0400 (EDT)
To all subscribers;
Rather than debate differences,uniforms,advancement requirements and all the
other things that make each unit different and special I would suggest a new
tack. Regardless of your units format we all have common needs: Equipment;
recruitment (adult & youth); money; maitainence; resourses; as well as a host
of others. Every one of us has either solved or needs to solve these items
for success. Discussion of these issues will reflect the positives of our
efforts. An excellent example was a request for help from a scout in Texas;
the responce was awesome. Roger Crossland asked for info on his ships Pearson
Invicta. Was this puzzle solved? This one wasn't
even too difficult. I've been working on boats all of my life as a hobby and
profession but I've got to go to the 'Sailing Forum', et al.(or work) to talk
about it. I've seen little talk of them here. I guess everything's OK out
The question from Bruce on 'why I joined Sea Scouts' did not get enough
action. Are there only adults on this line?
To the youth: Why DID you join sea scouts?
To the adults: Why SHOULD/WOULD a kid join my unit?
A former Skipper told he was going to give up being Skipper because it was
taking over his life. I told him that it didn't begin to get really good
until it DID take over your life.
Baseline: 'When in doubt... take the boat out!
Bill Austin - Skipper Ship 6 - Norwalk, CT.