Re: Ship Specialty Codes -Reply
Bruce C Johnson (email@example.com)
Thu May 21 13:54:02 1998
As it happens, there as been a very active discussion of this on
Explorer-Net. You should be aware that Learning for Life doesn't have
members, just 'participants.' I am certain that Learning for Life groups
will be allowed to participate in some joint events with BSA
units/organizations, and I am pretty certain that local councils are being
given considerable latitude in how they will provide support for Venturing
and LfL Exploring.
That said, I think Christopher's suggestion is a very good one. I am
hearing that you would like to preserve your relationship with your Ship's
sponsor. They would like your Ship to become a Learning for Life group.
There certainly wouldn't be any reason why you couldn't also charter a Sea
Scout Ship. You may have to identify another chartered organization to
accomplish that though.
>>> Christopher K. Sokolov <firstname.lastname@example.org> 21 May 1998 1:48 pm >>>
>Bruce, et al.,
>My sponsor is fairly adamant that they want to fall under Learning for
>Life given the discrimination issue. Our DE will give us a code for some
>"career," but given your message it sounds like we would lose any
>opportunity to participate in traditional scouting, even informally. Is
Why not have a unit under Learning for Life to placate the sponsor, but
also have a unit that is registered as Sea Scout? You can probably
dual-register the youth so that they will have the opportunity to
participate in both programs.
I don't know why there'd be a problem with this - I, for example, am a
youth member in three posts/ships.
Christopher K. Sokolov, Quartermaster
Western Region Area III Boatswain, Sea Scouts, B.S.A.