Re: Land Locked Ship - Forwarded
Bruce C Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed May 06 15:04:43 1998
Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 15:11:13 -0500
From: "William H. Sills" <email@example.com>
Subject: Land Locked Ship
Here in the Central Region, "THE GREAT MIDWEST", we have lots of
"land locked" ships. For many years, the National
Flagship came from Kansas!!!
For example, there are seven ships in my tiny local council's Sea
Scout Squadron. One is an all boy ship and one is an all girl ship. They
are both totally traditional. Two are mostly into fun and sailing. Another
does ice hockey in the winter, roller hockey in the spring and fall and
sailing and power boating in the summer. Another operates a large power
vessel and takes Scouts on charters in the summer. They race iceboats with
the traditional ships and the "fun" ship in the winter. The last one does
water-skiing and has been US Junior
Champions in three of the last five years and runner-ups in the other two.
The two traditional ships, the "fun" ship and the power boat ship
love to go camping. SSS Hathor (1), the all boy ship has won our council
camporee four times in the last ten years.
It has also been the clouncil's top camping unit.
We go on squadron Long Cruises by chartering a tall ship. We also
go horse packing, wilderness camping, white water canoeing, local camping,
compete in pistol and rifle matches, and lots of other fun stuff.
The program is what you make it. The championship Indiana
State High School Rifle Team is a great ship located miles from any water.
Learn all of the Marlinespike stuff, including
knots, splices, bends, hitches, bell time, chart work, anchor description,
vessel nomenclature, radio, engines, racing rules, Rules of the Road,
lights, shapes, whistle signals, compass direction, etc. Also, get a Davis
artificial horizon and practice with a Davis plastic "Practice Sextant"
Save up for a sailing trip, barge cruise or a visit to the host
nation's Naval and/or merchant marine facilities.
Also, go camping, bicycling, hiking, etc. The idea is to get
OUTDOORS. Our youth love to be distinctive in their uniforms and
advancement while having a great time doing everything!!!
Remember, the Central Flotilla ships in the Dakotas,
Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa are pretty much in the middle of corn and wheat
fields but they have a lot of fun being Sea Scouts.
Please contact me if you need anything at all.
Yours In Sea Scouting;