Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Uniforms - Forwarded
Re: Uniforms - Forwarded
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Mon Oct 26 06:16:34 1998
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 11:50:22 -0500
From: "William H. Sills" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Uniforms
Our Sea Scouts' working uniform is jeans and tee shirts with a USN
jacket and ball cap.
"Formal sailing" is tee shirts and shorts. A few ships wear khaki
shorts, some navy blue and a few wear black ones. SSS Hathor (1) has
traveled to Long Cruises in coloured, collared polo shirts and tan or
blue shorts on occasion. We don't travel in tee shirts but wear them
while doing things. We usually bring the white "Cracker Jacks" to events
Long Cruises but they are really impractical for wear during travel.
Youth and their skipper always spill food, pop and stuff while snacking
on planes, trains, boats and cars/busses. The white uniforms look
terrible when stained with coffee, eggs, pop and grape juice. :-)
Racing is "whatever" and iceboating is "whatever's warm".
Some of our ships wear "Cracker Jacks" and some wear the shirt and
trousers "Zumwalt" uniform. Some have just black or just white. SSS
Hathor (1) has both, summer and winter. All wear "Fighting Bob Evans"
hats (Dixie Cups), with pea coats for winter and black jackets for
inclement summer weather.
Some Sea Scout ships use uniforms in a manner similar to yachtsmen in
yacht clubs. Their Boatswain and sometimes other officers wear the
uniform to functions similar to the way many yacht club commodores wear
the black buttoned, black uniform coat with the black trefoil stripe
above the four black stripes with a gold star in each loop of the
trefoil. The ship members do not have uniforms just as you never see a
Member-non owner with a single trefoil stripe except at New York Yacht
Personally, I think that all ships should use the USN style uniform BUT
there is no death penalty in Sea Scouting for wearing some other
identity garb. However, WHATEVER WORKS BEST FOR YOUR YOUTH!!!