Re: Nygard Regatta
Skipper L Vulcan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 28 May 1997 12:11:34 EDT
Congradulation. Your words will help a lot of ship and crews keep
charging forward. Good luck.
Skipper Lee Vulcan, SES 5095 Honolulu.
When in charge lead, when not, get out of way.
On Mon, 26 May 1997 20:19:16 -0700 (PDT) email@example.com (Marc A
>Hello all. I have been quiet on the lis recently becxause I too was
>bogged down with a lot of Regatta preparations, and Would like to give
>story of our success.
>I joined Ship 361 in Columbia Md 3 years agao, and that story should
>in the archives. When I joined, we had just been to Nygard Regatta a
>month prior and finished ina dismal dead last. Also, we had only 5
>in active membership, and were on the brink of falling apart. But the
>story gets better. One year after that, at the next Nygard Regatta, we
>were up to10 scouts active, and placed fourth of 8 with several first
>place events, and missed tying for third by a single point. The next
>year, we were up to 15 scouts active, several had finished their
>rank and were on theri way to able, and we place fifth out of 13,
>was percentage wise in better position than the year before. This
>after standing by my ship through thick and thin, as Boatswain and
>crew(and some given point) and spearheading our efforts in this year's
>Regatta, we brought with us 16 scouts of our 23, placed third overall
>of 9, with stiff competetion from the other groups.
>You may wonder why I say all this, but it's because we never gave up.
>When we were in our darkest hour we fought the hardest to keep our
>alive, and now it has paid off. For those of you who have been to Del
>Valley BOH/Ball within the past 3 years, open up the book and find the
>poem about never giving up. For those of us who haven't seen it, I'll
>place it tomorrow.
>I am very proud of my ship, and looking down the road and wondering
>whether or not I will be able to compete in a Regatta again, I am so
>overjoyed at the hard work of my ship, and look to the other ships,
>whether they placed or not, with a great deal of pride and great deal
>respect. One ship there had only been together for 3 weeks, and they
>every event that they could, and everyone helped them. By far, this
>weekend made me proud to be a sea explorer, and more so, proud to be
>Boatswain of the North East Region. This weekend was a paragon of what
>scouting is about, and all those who attended should be proud of
>themslelves, and all those everywhener else shopuld take these
>of of perserverence, loyalty, kindness, courteousness, and an pride
>strive to instill them in every second of every event that they do, be
>scouting or just thinking.
>I commend every particip[ant in this weekends Regatta, and all those
>whove come before. They all helped to make it the best graduation
>a guy could ask for.
>forever yours in scouting,