Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1998: In ESSENCE...
Thu Oct 15 15:02:47 1998
..a successful Sea Scouting Program.
Dear friends, (+<:>+) Greetings from North Carolina!
I have been working with our Sea Scout Ship for about a year now, and
recently took on the responsibility of SKIPPER. I would like to ask the
members of the Sea Scout net for some help.
I have been following your accomplishments and challenges for some time
now. Some units apparently have very strong programs, with 1)routine
advancement, 2)major nautical activities, and 3)young people attaining
the rank of Quartermaster, i.e., you ARE attaining the goals of
traditional Sea Scouting. Likewise, we would like to have a similarly
excellent Ship, thus adding value and enjoyment to the lives of both the
Scouts and adult leaders who volunteer their most precious commodity ...
their time. This is where you all come in. We want to draw on the
experience of the successful among our organization.
My request is this; Tell me what are the TOP three or four things that
make your units successful and outstanding in terms of the things
mentioned above. Eg. experienced mariners for adult leaders?, close
proximity to waterfront activities?, big boats and the funds to operate
them?, prior scouting experience among adults and/or youth members?,
etc.etc. To what do you attribute your individual unit success? Any tips
on motivating your teen-age Scouts would also be helpful. Please keep
the responses concise and germane to the things mentioned. Your
responses are greatly appreciated. Posting them on this .net will be of
great value to us all, I'm sure, and will help us decide what our best
course should be. Hopefully I can compile your responses into a useful
format that we can all use in the future.
sincerely + Russ Downs +