Seascout-Net Mail Archive for February of 1999: Fwd: The "Group"
Fwd: The "Group"
Bruce Chr. Johnson
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 21:15:08 -0500
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 20:20:07 -0500
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From: Bill Sills <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The "Group"
It would be not be a good idea to drop the minimum age for Sea Scouts
The "Group" Plan (as it existed)
(Per Chief Scout Executive West & National Sea Scout Director and National
Director of Senior Scouting Keane)
Plan: Successive BSA challenges and opportunities
Cubbing (9-12) Pack
Scouting (12-15) Troop
Sea Scouts (15-18) Ship
Rover Scouts (18-21) Crew
Scout Alumni (21-25)* Group
Transitions would again be Cabin Boy (Met Apprentice Sea Scout requirements
but too young) and Life Guard (met Ordinary SS but too young)
Bring back Sea Scout patrols in troops.
Our Troop 1 is closely affiliated with SSs Hathor (1). It might be good to
have an official experiment allowing the USN chambray/dungaree/tee
shirt/ball cap/working jacket uniform that Troop 1 currently uses.
That would get the youth early but keep them in an age appropriate program.
After Eagle they could begin onQuartermaster.
The other end needs attention. Our many young mates are really a Sea Rover
Crew. They use the "skeletonized" program of my day, give service to the
troop and ship. They also have a lot of fun activities by themselves.
We keep our youth from 11 to 25 or more.
Often, the past has many clues to the future!!!
Note: * Not registered as a unit.
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