Re: Framework of BSA
Michael Trouillon (email@example.com)
Mon May 11 13:47:22 1998
Jack Durish wrote:
> Our slip is subsidized by public money. Our local Sea Scout Base sits on
> county land for which we pay $1 per year. Under the rule of law, the
> county should withdraw its support based on the prejudicial practices of
> the Boy Scouts. They will, I'm sure, as soon as someone brings this
> matter to the attention of our County Supervisors.
> So when it comes to worrying about rules and losing charters, I think
> that is a more immediate concern.
I'm in the same boat as you Jack (no pun intended). Right now we pay
about $200 a month for our slip in a housing section of the marina. Did
i say "we" actually "I" pay! Needless to say it is a uneasy situation,
as we must keep a low profile at the boat. Try telling 10 kids to be
quieter than normal! Fortunately we are on a large vacant lot.
When we got our vessel about 6 months ago, the Harbor Director stood up
and announced her support for our program and actually told me to hold
on for about 18 months and she will create a place for us in her new
I met with the three key persons in the harbor (Harbor Director, Asst
Harbor Director and Harbormaster) about 3 weeks ago. They showed me the
new master plan and it includes a very nice "Youth Aquatic Facility" and
several slips. They are modeling much of it on the one you have there
in Dana. They feel that they are about 1 year from having it completed
and it is FIRST on their list of priorities. . .
I have been walking on eggs ever since the Berkely decision. Hoping
that this same issue does not come up here! Worst part of it is that
the local paper published a small notice about Berkely. I hope every
day that none of the local politicians saw it!
Fortunately support in our local marine community is very very high. We
get smiles from just about everyone that we see, and a few of the marina
leasees are former Sea Scouts. Hopefully if the issue ever comes up we
will be spared!
Skipper Albatross Ventura County CA
Just occurred to me . . . nearly every regatta is on a military base!
Same situation could apply eventually