Re: What's in a name! VOTE!
William H. Sills (email@example.com)
Mon Feb 16 14:40:30 1998
Sinnissippi Sea Scout Squadron's seven ships vote "SEA SCOUT"!
John M. Nolan wrote:
> What's in a name!
> 2/16/98 ... I have been a active "Sea Scout" Skipper since 1961. I am a
> subscriber to the seascout-net and I read all that is posted and have
> not posted much. This issue of name changing has passed before me once
> before, and many of us "Sea Scouters" objected then to have "our" name
> changed from "Sea Scouts" to "Sea Explorers", our insignia was the other
> issue, changing "our" traditional "Sea Scout" emblem to the big E with
> the anchor.
> We fought National B.S.A. on both issues. The outcome was we lost on
> the name "Sea Scouts" but were allowed to keep our emblem."
> What's in a name ? That I beleive is a simple answer, idenity, history,
> & tradition. For an example, Titanic, most of us know the history, &
> tradition just by the name, idenity. As we all know, Boy Scouts of
> America started in 1910 and "Sea Scouts" in the U.S.A.,started in 1912.
> So now what can we do about it? If a name change is to take place, I
> think we all should vote on it and petition through Mr. Bruce Johnson,
> National B.S.A. to the outcome of our votes. I as Skipper of our Ship
> will vote to have our name revert back to it's original name "Sea
> as in the beginning 1912.
> I welcome any comments, and no flaming is intended, just the truth.
> John M. Nolan, Skipper
> Ship #228, Sea Dart II
> Elizabeth, NJ/USA