Seascout-Net Mail Archive for July of 1999: Re: 1999 Miami Sea Scout Advanced Leadership Course Graduates
Re: 1999 Miami Sea Scout Advanced Leadership Course Graduates
Fri, 23 Jul 1999 06:24:03 EDT
Thanks for the input. Well, I don't have the qualifications that you
listed, but does a masters in art and a phd in ed count? LOL! However, the
sailing club I belong to has a USCG retired captain(06) who is quite capable
of leadership , yet I am not sure what his degree is in. What does the MBA
have to do with this program?
Secondly, on another tact, I have a couple of questions, brought to my
attention, by Ron Dailey, another member of SR12 . At the summer seabase,
several small sailboats have been used for a seafaring high adventure
operation. Now being a member of the USCGA Flotilla 57, I am known locally to
be rabid about boating safety. I am a CME examiner and I teach in the public
safety boating classes. The scouts paid the council $50 to go on a 5 day trip
on the Palmico river. The adult leadership, was thin. One adult per vessel.
And since each vessel also had auxiliary power in the form of a outboard
motor, did this constitute a charter? I am vague on these matters.
Secondly, did the adult leadership have to be 2 adults to each vessel, as
it is on my own vessel that is used for sea scouting , with the exception of
Sun Fish and Hobie Cats ? In this case, the two "captains" were not USCG
liscensed , but one was a seascouter from an inland lake and the other a
scout executive . My son, who has grown up around charter boats and sailing,
went with the fellow from the inland lake, knew more about sailing than the
"captain" did . This did not leave me with a great deal of confidence in this
adventure. Nor for instance, was there a vhf on any boat, with the exception
of a cell phone that ceased to function. My son told me that signaling was
used to communicate, and since no one knew code or symaphore, the signaling
was just flicking on and off of the running lights .
Fortunately, the sailing program has a lot of growing to do down there.
Now my idea, for a possible SEAL program, was to use a sea going passenger
sailing vessel that could carry 20 or more seascouts, plus adult leaders, and
several real captains, for a real at-sea-training program, on a
honest-to-god- sailing vessel. There are several that come to mind locally
I am forwarding to you, several letters from Ron Dailey, who has more
sailing experience than I do. I am just a week-end warrior more comfortable
in Sun Fish or on Hobie 16 and 18's, and with my Catalina 22 , and crewing on
aux patrols or on actual patrols with the USCG .
Yours in sea safety and scouting,
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