On October 10-11, 2014 Sea Scout Volunteers from all over the nation representing each region and many of our partnering organizations gathered for their annual National Sea Scout Committee Meeting to discuss the progress Sea Scouting has made in the past year. The focus of the meetings was “Membership” and ideas poured in from around the country on how to best improve and expand our program.
Besides the participation of the National Boatswain and the immediate past National Boatswain, the National Sea Scout Support Committee had an extra weapon this year. Sea Scouts. Yes, because of the outpouring of input Sea Scouts from around the country, the committee was able to use our most valuable resource, our youth members to further our program. The results of the nationwide “Voice of the Sea Scout” Survey as well as a report from the National Youth Sea Scout Task Force were presented to the committee and both were considered in each decision that the committee made.
It doesn’t end there, following the meeting, the National Youth Sea Scout Task Force will continue to provide input on several projects that the committee is working on. In the coming months our youth will be providing input on the future of our advancement requirements, our use of technology, and the marketing of our program.
Previous National Boatswain, Billy McElligott, spoke at the conclusion of the meeting about the progress that we as youth have made in impacting our program in the last year. As the current National Boatswain I have made every effort to have every Sea Scout’s voice heard, but if you would like to provide any feedback, input, suggestions, or concerns to the National Boatswain please fill out the form below.