Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1998: A Good Ship... - Forwarded
A Good Ship... - Forwarded
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Mon Oct 19 06:02:21 1998
Subject: A Good Ship...
Russell Downs asked what makes a successful Sea Scouting Program. What
are the TOP three or four things that make your units successful and
The single most important item is have fully trained youth run the ship.
After that essential one, the following are ingriedients for a
(1), Lots of small sailboats that the kids can sail AND RACE;
(2), Several dedicated adult leaders;
(3), Availability of "water";
(4), A good, DEDICATED place to meet and have a Land ship; and
(5), AWESOME ANNUAL LONG CRUISES on an ocean or a Great Lake.
Helpful are experienced yachtsmen and women, USCG licenses are nice.
Fully uniformed adults are important. Stick with traditional USN or USCG
uniforming - no Explorer silliness!!! Emphasize the advancement
programs on the basis of needed skills for the Long Cruise and
sailing/racing. Go to regattas and Rendezvous; Participate in Seabadge;
Instruct Sea Scout Leader Specialized Training; Instruct in Seabadge;
Instruct Petty Officers Training Seminar; Participate in local council
and multi council events; Teach Small Boat Sailing and other nautical
merit Badge courses to Boy Scouts; Have some Cub Scout and Boy Scout
Yours In Sea Scouting;