Carl D. Lane, Handbook for Crew Leaders, page 76.
Sea Scouts has a social element and is supposed to be fun. Social time should not be mere hilarious shambles or rudderless chaos, but should have light elements.
Here are just a few program ideas:
Plan instruction through games/competition.
Invite guests to make presentations/speak with the crew.
Relaxed social gathering at the home of one of your ship’s company.
Set up a function with another Ship, such as a barbeque or dance.
Have a special seasonal event, such as a Ship Holiday Party, Halloween Dance, or New Year’s Eve Celebration.
Have a formal Ship dinner such as a Navy “Dinning-In,” or invite guests for a “Dinning-Out.”