RE: The thing that's on everyone's mind
Peter Vincent (Peter.Vincent@seagatesoftware.com)
I have to think that these young men have a good point. Our crew chose
the Sea Explorers for the very same reason. Most of them have finished
their scout program and are now interested in going on to high
adventure. Becoming Explorers was a whole new program from what they
considered to be scouts. I know that separating the older boys from the
rest of the scouts has given the younger ones something to look forward
to also. I'm think that this is still somewhat minor when it comes
right down to it, however, they young men should really make this call
in my opinion. It is their program.
Skipper "S.E.S. Reliant"
Pismo Beach, CA
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>> I've read all that has been posted the past weekend, and I have
>>actually given this some thought. In Bruce Johnson's last e-mail he asked
>>what the youth had to say, and though I am just one scout, I do have a few
>> I thought about the Sea Scouts vs. Sea Explorers and debate and
>>what Skipper Johnson said about scouts. I really wasn't sure which one I
>>prefered, untill I was going out to my car this afternoon after school. I
>>noticed the "Sea Explorer" bumper sticker. I remembered why I chose the
>>"Sea Explorer" sticker as opposed to the "Sea Scout" sticker, both were
>> I believe that one of the things that is attractive to many people
>>and scouts, is that "Sea Explorers" isn't "Scouts" I know that it sounds
>>superficial but it's true. Many people, espeacially teens like myself, see
>>"Boy Scouts" as a stupid worthless place for all the "Un cool" people.
>>Being a boy scout myself also, I know that's not true (laugh). What "Sea
>>Explorers" does is set itself aside slightly, by giving people a new image
>>of something as opposed to the steriotypical views towards "Boy Scouts." It
>>gives new image of something very interesting and exciting instead of going
>>back to the memories stored in their childhood lives.
>> In conclusion, I'm all for leaving it as "Sea Explorers" and
>>continuing with the fabulous program that has grown over the many years.
>> Sea Explorer
>> Alex Perry
>> Boatswain SES Columbia Ranger
>> Ship 361
>> Columbia, MD
>I agree with Alex. I was also going to mention the fact that "sea scout"
>would not be as
>acceptable by my peers as "sea exploring" or possibly "sea venturing. There
>are people in our ship
>that might not have joined if we had called it "sea scouts" because they
>would've been scared off
>by the word "scouts", but when they came to the meetings they realized that
>it wasn't "Un cool".
>I feel that it should be either "Sea Exploring" or "Sea Venturing".
>Boatswain Ship 5678