Re: World Jamboree Cruise 1998-1999
William H. Sills (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 03 Sep 1997 11:04:14 -0500
Mark McCormack wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> Personally I would like this discussion and planning kept on the list, the
> reason being that there is a lot of interest from by standers like myself
> and are keen to see how this develops. Taking the discussion Off list
> effectively excludes the rest of us, and thus some logistical ideas can be
> missed from not including everyone. You mentioned the need of Sponsors
> excluding the people on the list for this topic could be like shooting
> yourself in the foot, because someone on this list may have the required
> contacts that are needed by the people undertaking this venture.
> Please don't create an elitist group keep us all involved.
> Mark McCormack
The International Jamboree Contingent is scheduled to leave on 26
December. The International Jamboree will be 27 December - 6 January
1998. The present rules do not allow Regional Sea Scout ships. Only
regional Explorer posts are planned.
The last two International Jamborees have seen my squadron's Sea
Scouts vote overwhelmingly to go ONLY if they could register as SEA
SCOUTS. Further, my personal opinion is that Sea Scouts should be able
to enjoy nautical activities and competitions. Perhaps, we should
condider a Sea Scout Cruise and Regatta for a Sea Scouts in the world.
We went "off-line" simply for personal reasons. My only "off-line"
comments were to the effect that I felt that I could not, in all good
conscience, be one of the active organizers of such an event. My plate
was already overflowing and my involvement would only ensure that this
exciting idea for our kids would fail. My other "off-line" comments
concerned the vessel(s), liability coverage, licensing, etc. Under no
circumstances were we attempting to make this effort into an "elite"
operation. To the extent that this was the effect, I apologize.