Seascout-Net Mail Archive for October of 1999: Re: Council Commodore
Re: Council Commodore
Sun, 31 Oct 1999 17:24:55 EST
I have observed at close hand that these are the unwritten and unofficial
1. Exhibit infinite and near superhuman patience, the patience of Job
2. Have skin as thick as a rhinoceros
3. Have an insane desire to spend a sizable portion of your disposable income
underwriting Sea Scouting items which are not budgeted for, but are too
important to omit
4. Have read about the labors of Sisyphus and misunderstand it to the extent
you think it is an uplifting story
5. Show the ability to gather around you others who are equally delirious
6. Hate staying at home with your family at night
7. Have at least two Ships in your council
Personally I'd add that a commodore should know something about Baden-Powell,
have read something on his Scouting philosophy, read the Sea Scout Manual
cover to cover, and believe Sea Scouting is something more than an outdoor
form of babysitting to keep teenagers off the streets.
The cuff device for commodore ought to be a rhinoceros smiling deliriously,
dressed in biblical robes with a magnet suspended from a chain around his
neck, pushing a rock up a hill, with his pockets turned out,...superimposed
on a first class anchor of course.
In this council (one of the larger Sea Scouting concentrations in the East),
Sea Scouting has always been an independent entity and the Sea Scout
Commodore is appointed by the Council Committee directly.
Yours happily in Sea Scouting :),
Connecticut Yankee Council
Sea Scout Squadron
"We are interested in anything that floats, swims, or sinks on purpose."
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