Re: Monkey's Fist and Trident
Rafi Sharif Bey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 12:49:57 -0400
> I have heard rumors about an organization within Sea Exploring called
> the "Order of the Trident" as well as a recent posting discussing the "Order
> of the Monkey's Fist". Can anyone provide information about either of these
> My son and i shared a lot of good fun and service as members of the
> Order of the Arrow. However, as you may be aware, female youth may not
> participate in this organization. I feel that the concept of "cheerful
> service" is a welcome addition to any young person's character. Further,
> this type of organization would help promote more involvement in Sea
> Exploring in my area.
> I would like to start up a chapter in my Council, but do not have even
> the basic knowledge of what the group is, bylaws, who to contact, or how it
> works. Can anyone help? Thank you.
> Yours in Scouting Always
> Kevin R. Wade - Skipper SES32 "Atlantis"
The idea of this "Order of the Trident" came from a disgrutled man who
was angry with the OA for excluding Exploring. He tried to model it on
the OA. the Squadron he joined has lost many Ships so I fuess no one has
had the time or interest to pursue this "extra" activity. There are to
recogntions used by some Ships. The one for youth is called the Silver
Anchor - made by addind a red/blue ribbon to a silver hat pin.. the
other is Ship Memorial Award, named for a founder or deceased or
prominent Ship officer. (I can provide knot patch awards for both. The
Ship establishes their own criteria.
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