Clarification Please -Reply
Bruce C Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 12:44:42 -0400
While it is true that about 75 percent of the Sea Scout Ships in the
United States are chartered to churches, synagogues, and schools, the other
25 percent are chartered to yacht clubs, navy and coast guard groups,
Rotary Clubs, marinas, and a wide range of other groups. The Navy League,
while not one of the more frequent supporters of Sea Scouting, is certainly
one group that seems to be compatible with our program.
No, we are not "affiliated / tied" to the Navy League, but it is very
common for groups that support Scouting to use photographs to support and
publicize Scouting in their literature. This does not imply that BSA
endorses those groups, but rather that those groups endorse Scouting.
Not knowing all the specifics, it sounds to me like your local Navy
League group is supportive of Sea Scouting, which sounds like good news all
around to me. As for "supernumeraries" and "water seals," I'm not exactly
sure what they may have to do with the Navy League. Perhaps you'd care to
clarify that for the rest of us? Was Demi (Moore) a Sea Scout and we're
just not aware of if? :-)
>>> <CaptGrBst@aol.com> 11 September 1997 11:33 pm >>>
In the latest issue of our councils newspaper there was a photo of a group
of presumably sea scouts; it was difficult to tell because they were in
uniform but were holding a 'NAVY LEAGUE' banner..... no SES indentification
Are we now affiliated / tied into the N.L.??? Is this a conflicting message
and at cross purposes with our BSA goals and aims? Will a photo (pictures
are worth a thousand words) like this send a message that narrows the base
of youth that might be attracted to Sea Exploring? Can the N.L. 'buy' this
kind of 'advertising'.?
Does this mean that I can openly advertise for my ships contributors.
Perhaps someone higher than a mere supernumerary ( thats a curious title,
look it up) can offer clarity.
In the water seals are fast and quick. On land they are sleeply and slow.
Either way they are NOT anywhere near the top of the food chain. Can we
train with Demi ? Bill Austin, Skipper Ship 6 Norwalk, CT