Re: Youth Perspective - Forwarded
Aimee L Maska (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat Feb 21 19:18:00 1998
On Thu, 19 Feb 98 23:12:01 CST6CDT MSHS76@aol.com writes:
>My response to this issue will be brief
>Aimee you would probally make an outstanding Eagle Scout if they would
>you the opportunity. It is a shame that the work that you did for your
>Award goes mostly unrecognized.
>Having a co-ed organization as the sponsoring institution is is a
>the girls have to wait until they are 14 to belong to an organizaton
>activities that interest the.. Meanwhile the boys have gone to camp
>ahead of the girls in all of the aquatic requirements.
>I will do the same for you on a topic that is quickly becoming
I thank you for such encouraging words. I think that I would have made an
outstanding Eagle scout myself! :)
(Scouting does boost the morale, you know)
As a matter of fact, I have come as close as possible, earning my
Quartermaster in August of 1996, and going before my Board of Admiralty
in December of that year. I also had the distinction of having my Court
of Honor held at the NorthEast Region Bridge of Honor in 1997, which was
special in and of itsself.
I do wish that more females were gives the opportunity to excel in
the field of scouting (or whatever we're becoming). Perhaps this change
will do some good, as I am sure National will want to market their new
program, and promotion can only have a positive effect if more of the
youth in the country, females included, were given the opportunities I
was given in "scouting" (old habits die hard).
My ship is very proud of the successes it has achieved, especially
in its las four or five years when we became an all-female unit. (Beating
an all-male ship at rendez'vous does wonders for ship spirit.) And being
as proud as we are, I can assure you we went to great pains to make sure
we were up to the same caliber as the male units that went up throught
the ranks of Boy Scouting. (Most of us went up through the ranks of Girl
Scouting until we joined Ship II).
I hope every young person, male and female alike, can experience the
awesome things that I have through Ship II, things that my non-scouting
friends can only dream about. I am thankful to have been given these
opportunities, and it is my wish that the program only continues to grow.
I guess I wasn't as brief as I had anticipated, but its such an easy
subject to chat about! My wishes for continued success for you and your
YISS, (yours in sea something)
Aimee' Maska, Boatswain, Ship II
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