Re: Changes in Exploring -Reply
Marc Scimonelli (email@example.com)
Thu Feb 19 05:25:10 1998
Okay. I've been a rather outspkoen person the past few days, from the
start of this whole ugly mess (and with my life and many others, I'm
used to ugly messes, but that doesn't mean (as Bruce Johnson will
readily tell you) that I have to or will like it, or that I'm going to
sit back and let something I care about get damaged).
So, now I will address several things in one big letter. I think it'll
come over a little better as not to take up several slots in people's in
I'm not going to touch the first "g" of God. My belief is that religion
(ALL OF THEM) are ways to live your life, and whatever you choose is
what's right for you. I'm not going to argue, because you can argue this
all day long and it still boils down to one thing: point of view. And
every one is entitled to thier own point of view.
> Things may change as our generation moves its way up through
>ranks. I hope they do.
They call us Generation X. Well, my response to this quote: X marks the
spot. Treasure maps always have an X over where the treasure is, and
that's how I see it. We're not all liberals and we're not all
conservatives, but this world we live in has shown us that change is
good and neccesary. So while I do not like this "taxation without
representation" kinda situation that BSA so wonderfully pulled on us
with ushering us over to Venturing, it's a change. So, I say we change
on our own.
My vote goes to "Sea Scouts."
<< I don't see how there would be a rise in child molestation cases
allowing gays in. Homosexuality and pedophelia are two very different
and most child molesters are heterosexual males. >>
Again, I hope that our views as scouters and the youth of this nation
will bring about a change in this policy once we're at the reigns. And
another intersting fact. The typical serial killer is a heterosexual
So there, in a nut-shell, is how I feel. On everything. I talked off
line with several adults, and with several scouters. Most feel the same
way about the name as far as I've seen. I like Sea Scouts, and I didn't
even realize this until yesterday, but I've never called it Exploring.
I've always said Sea Scouts. That's what everyone who was in my Ship
when I got there called it, that's how I was introduced to it, and
that's what I'm going to call it no matter what. I think the best
description of that big funky "E" was by some one (who, just for
anonymities sake I will leave nameless) who I trust a great deal when it
comes to Sea Scouts and life: "It got changed from the First Class
anchor to the big psychadelic "E" a long time ago. I personally like it
better with the Anchor, so that's what we use." So, tradition dies hard,
and I say that we show who wears the pants in this here organization and
go back to the tradition that every body who's been around it knows is
Yours in Sea Scouting (forever)
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