Attn :Youth on net.
Gordon Wickward (email@example.com)
Mon, 11 Aug 1997 17:21:28 -0700
I would like to address a question specifically to the youth members of the list (including those international).
I would like some wider feed back from youth about a ships policy.
Our ship has had a policy of requiring crewmembers to pass advancement in order to obtain shore leave on cruises. I.E. on long cruise, a member must pass off a requirement each day if they want to go ashore when we reach port (this does not restrict such things as using shore heads or showers or dragging them before King Neptune for judgement), and I implement it somewhat flexibly so that if a crew member is working on one of the harder requirements, the number of days to complete it is negotiable.
The purpose of this is to stimulate advancement efforts when the time is optimal to learn, practice and pass things off.
I would like to hear particularly two things (other input is ok):
What are your feelings about the policy, how would you react if you were subject to it?
What are some things that you think would help accomplish the same general goal (advancement) in a better fashion?
Thank you for your time and consideration.
S.S.S. Yankee Clipper
Ship 97, Chief Seattle Council, BSA.