Re: Tracking Exploring advancement on council software
David T. Minasian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 08 Nov 1997 21:26:22 -0500
Re: Councils tailoring advancement to suit the needs of their
respecvtive Ships it is an interesting, if not great idea. Exploring
allows for great diversity of ideas and programs within each cluster
(units) and there is no reason to believe that such diversity should
not be allowed to germinate within the realm of Sea Exploring viz.
saining competition, cruising, oceanography, environment, floating
paramedics, crew (i.e.racing shells), and the list goes on.
The accomplishments realized by these young men and women should be
recognized by ranks which could, in name, be the current Appr. through
Quartermaster. Each rank, with variable skills, however would have to be
established as having an equal "degree of difficulty" to be fair to the
A new Ship, recently formed in Passaic Valley Council, for example, is
composed mostly of Sea Cadets (USNSCC) spin offs from the failed
Kearsarge Division. These kids would love to pursue the Sea Cadet
advancement which goes as far as Petty Officer 3rd Class and equal to
E-3 if he/she should decide to join the navy. An official reconciliation
of the Sea Explorer/Sea Cadet requirements would be a formidable task
but one that might bring closer cooperation between NSCC and BSA.
Sorry for the long reply but this may have some very positive results.
SES 104, Passaic Valley Council
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