Re: Comments Requested!
Rafi Sharif Bey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon Feb 16 21:06:59 1998
Martin A. Flynn wrote:
> The following is my personal opinion & in no way reflects my position as a
> member of my Ship or Wardroom.
> Since a major realignment of our program name is unavoidable, what is the
> possibility of our return to the use of "Sea Scouts" to describe our
> program? Despite our best efforts of marketing the term Sea Explorers,
> there is minimal public awareness of what it is.
> Many of the countries who have robust & healthy Venturer program, also have
> traditional Sea Scout programs as well. I for one would like to see a
> return to Sea Scouting in the USA.
> Comments, criticism or support may be posted to the list or sent to me via
> e-mail at email@example.com.
> My apologies to the worldwide members of the list who are being assaulted
> with USA related postings.
Yes, that'sd a ghood idea, but thye BSA will want to establish (push) its latest
terminology. we should continue to keep "Sea Scouting" alive in our local use of the
term.. further, there have been experiments in using the Sea Scout framework for
the younger boy programs as well. a few "Ships" sponsered Troops as well and even
Packs, called the members "Sea Explorers", "Sea Scous" and "Sea Lions"(for Cuns who
had regattas instead of pinewood derbies and adhered to the nautical theme..
Girl Scouts could also come under a single sponsor with all of the above.. with a
total nautical base.. The BSA has tried to eliminate Sea Scouting before (and DID
eliminate Air Scouting) beause of "good" business practice.. why produce all the
extra uniforms, books, and gear if it isn't VERY profitable?? But the Sea
Scouters stuck together and ORGANIZED a national effort.. fuighting to retain the
program.. I don't think "Venturer" for "Explorer" is such a big deal in our expanding
international climate.. as someone pointed out - Exploring is not as very well known
term anyway. Rafi Sharif
PO Box 18637
Baltimore, MD 21216