Thu, 19 Jun 1997 10:04:25 -0700
Hello, my name is Kristen Hyatt and I am the skipper of a new all female
Sea Scout Ship. I joined Sea Scouts as a youth member 15 years ago. Some
of my fondest memories are of the times I spent as a youth member in this
program and I feel excited about being able to give something back to the
Our ship, the S.E.S Voyageur, was established nine months ago. We
currantly have 6 - 8 active youth members. We are a very traditional unit
that maintains the goal of getting our power boat and/or sail boat underway
at least once a week. We are slowly working on advancement and plan to
attend our first Sea Scout Regatta in August.
I chose to start a single sex ship becuase I was on an all female ship as a
youth member. I started Sea Scouts as an awkward and shy 14 year old that
did not know anything about boats. I'm afraid that I would not have
learned nearly as much seamanship or leadership skills if there had been
young men in my program. However, I do agree that there are some
advantages to operateing a co-ed unit. I guess I am really just sticking
to what I know!
I look forward to learning from all of you at Seascout-net and I am
greatful to have accsses to knpwledge and your ideas.
Skipper, S.E.S. Voyageur 620