Re: National Sea Exploring Committee Meeting
Eric Kozowski (email@example.com)
Thu Dec 04 12:09:13 1997
>It was noted that it is imperitive
>for Sea Exploring units to get their unit specialty codes changed to
What does this code mean?
> Bob French provided the Committee with an update on what's new at Ship's
>Store. He noted that they have gotten quite a few requests for high
>quality rank insignia. They have not taken that on though because they
>feel strongly that BSA needs to be aware of our rank advancement as it
>happens. The National Committee fully agreed, but commended Bob and his
>colleagues for providing an excellent service at very reasonable prices.
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>Quartermaster Award Upgrade
>Quartermasters and their families
>and Ships are reminded that replacement medals, as well as lapel pins and
>charms, are available from Bill Rogers at the National office. (See the
>web site for details.)
It the medal supposed to come with a lapel pin and charm?
>Sea Exploring Uniform Requirements
> The National Committee has received a number of requests for a
>standardized 'official' Sea Exploring uniform. The Committee discussed
>this at considerable length and agreed to Bruce Johnson's suggestion that
>they review the wording in the draft 'Handbook for Skippers' (HfSK).
Is it possible to get a copy of the draft? I'd like to review it and offer
>new HfSK will include much more detailed guidance about uniforming and
In what respect? How will this affect what the S.E. Manual has to say re:
>Umberger reminded adult leaders that military ribbons have specifically
>been prohibited from BSA uniforms since the late 1970s.
Out of curosity, why was this done?
>It is hoped that
>by more clearly spelling out uniforming and insignia standards, Sea
>Explorers will be recognized as Sea Explorers.
This is a very positive move by the NSEC.
> There are new standards for maintaining watch while underway. Capt.
>Umberger will be spearheading efforts to make Sea Exploring leaders more
>familiar with their maintaining watch.
Where can we find these standards?
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