Sea Scout Centennial Recruiting Drive Kicks Off
Posted: 24 Sep 2010 05:38 AM PDT
Written by Keith Christopher, National Events Department
SeaScoutsThe Sea Scout Centennial 2012 Countdown, a nationwide recruiting drive, kicks off with the theme: “What Did You Do This Weekend?” Our challenge to Sea Scouts is to increase our membership from 7,000 to 10,000 members.
This will require every Sea Scout ship to recruit six new Sea Scouts between now and December 31, 2012. The goal can also be accomplished by organizing new ships to serve areas where no Sea Scouts are currently being served. Resources to Support Sea Scouting in Your District
For ideas and resources to assist in recruiting new youth or organizing new ships, go to www.seascout.org/joinus . There, see the “Sea Scout Centennial Recruiting Week Program Announcement” for additional recruiting tips to support your efforts. New Sea Scout Adult Leader Training Now Available
SeaScoutsA new Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training course has been released as a part of the basic training program for all Sea Scout adult leaders. This course can be offered on a district, council, area, or regional basis. You can receive the training syllabus from the National Council through the National Events Department by e-mailing keith.christopher@...
. We can send you the syllabus and the training certificates electronically to use in training Sea Scouting volunteers.
Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training is part of what it takes for a Sea Scout adult leader to be “basic trained.” The other training opportunities that leaders need to be considered “trained” include “This Is Scouting” and Youth Protection training, both of which can be taken online through the Online Learning Center.
Additional training opportunities for adults include Safety Afloat, Safe Swim Defense, and Weather Hazards—all available online. Seabadge and Seabadge Underway are advanced training courses offered on a council, area, or regional basis with the approval of the National Council. More details about each of these courses are on the Web at www.seascout.org under Resources for Adults > Training.
Approved boating courses are also available through the United States Power Squadrons, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and other boating organizations.
For more information, contact Keith Christopher
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