Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1998: Re: Uniforms - Forwarded
Re: Uniforms - Forwarded
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Mon Oct 26 06:26:31 1998
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 1998 11:02:36 -0700
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From: Eric Kozowski <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Uniforms
Ship number/location: SSS601, Portland, OR
Formal Uniform type: USN Dress Blues. Minimal patches -- Sea Scout
strip, rank patch, ship's patch, petty officer patch (as necessary).
Work uniform is USN dungaree uniform.
http://www.sss601.org/uniformlist.html has complete details on both
uniforms. We also enforce a grooming standard.
program strength: our program has gotten stronger of the last several
years, after we went back to a strong uniform policy and traditional
uniforms. we have 12 active youth. we maintain at 29' sailboat, a 40'
sailboat, a 30'x60' boathouse and recently aquired at 44' motor
lifeboat. we meet twice a week, tuesday evenings and all day saturday.
we cruise a lot and race in the local yacht races (last one of the year
ship type: traditional
comments: the traditional uniforms have been of great benefit to us.
we're recognizable everywhere we go. the local boating community knows
the uniform and knows we're sea scouts. it's of great pr value. the
kids readily wear them. i recently asked them if they want to change
uniforms and they resoundingly said "no way".
i think the sea scout program, as a whole, is suffering by not having a
national uniform standard. the program has no national identity. if
the sea cadet program can get thousands of kids in the same uniform
nationwide, then there is no reason sea scouts can't too.
Skipper, SSS601 "City of Roses"
Serving the youth of Portland, OR since 1929.
1998 Cascade Pacific Council Flagship