Re: Let us be Sensible and Return to Reality!!!
Rafi Sharif Bey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue Mar 03 14:26:23 1998
David Minasian wrote:
> Greetings Bill,
> Again you have come through with valuable and insightful information
> which brings a considerable measure of comfort.
> Try as hard as I might, 39 years of tradition has not permitted me,
> since 1971, to banish the term "Sea Scouts" from my vocabulary. I would
> slip ocassionally and use this much shunned term in public. I lived in
> constant fear that the national "Scout Police" would be in the audience
> and that I would suffer the humiliation of of having my Explorer Blazer
> stripped from my back and flogged severely.
> How nice it will be to "come out of the closet", (sorry Bruce) and be
> free to use that ancient traditional and beloved name again. We will
> proceed then, with your helpfull words, to be forever known as Sea
> Scouts, and pray that ultimately reason will prevail among the powers
> that be.
> Unity should abound within our ranks, and reaching a broader market
> would definitely be aided by returning to the Red, White and Blue fleet
> concept. I would vote for that!
> Thanks again,
> Dave Minasian
> SSS 104
> Wayne NJ
Dave - I appreciate your humor, but why would the BSA Inquisitors flog
your blazer? red, white, and blue- well, it sounds patriotic, but
hardly a SYSTEM for variation.. besides, does variation need to be
regulated? .. and as for SEA SCOUTS, we all have ever been using it in
some form or fashion, in and out of closets and lockers.. so it ain't
goin ta disappear. Rafi
PO Box 18637
Baltimore, MD 21216