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Cypress Knee Sea Scout Squadron

Montgomery, Alabama

Sea Scout Centennial

Inside this issue:

Come See and Discover Sea Scouts


Have you heard? Sea ing the schooner Pioneer

Across the Wire


Scouting is 100 years old!

Sea Scout Community 2 Important Changes


Age Requirements


Sea Scout Promise


Important Dates


SCUTTLEBUTT The cask of drinking water on ships were called a scuttlebutt and since sailors exchanged gossip when they gathered at the scuttlebutt for a drink of water, scuttlebutt became U.S. Navy slang for gossip or rumors. A butt was a wooden cask which held water or other liquids; to scuttle is to drill a hole, as for tapping a cask.

Founded around a campfire in England when Lord Baden Powell voiced his hope that older Scouts would be interested in learning about boat management and seamanship. In 1912, Arthur A. Carey of Waltham, Massachusetts, had Sea Scouts us-

and was appointed Chairman of the Nation-

100 years of Sea Scouting

al Council Committee on Sea Scouting. Beginning in 2011, the second oldest program of

the Boy Scouts of America will celebrate our centennial anniversary! Very soon after the National Jamboree is over, the National Sea Scouting Committee will begin releasing 100th anniversary logo’s like the one here. So keep a sharp watch for special announcements!

Ships of the Line Sea

Scouting in Tukabatchee Area Council is back! For the first time in almost 50 years, there is a Sea Scout Ship. Ship 169, located in Alexander City and Skippered by Darrin Sanders is chartered by First

United Church City!


Methodist Alexander

Soon there will be another ship that will be located in Prattville, Alabama and will be chartered by the Bass Pro Shop!

We are currently recruiting new leaders to head up the new unit. If you are interested, please let Commodore Mike Welborn know.

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Come, See and Discover Sea Scouts On July 10, 2010, Cypress Knee Sea Scout Squadron held it’s first Come, See and Discover Sea Scouting Day. The event, held at Wind Creek State Park, gave the youth the opportunity to get to hear a brief introduction to Sea Scouts, discover what it is like being on the water and meet other youth their own age.

The United State Power Squadron graciously provided 2 boats that were used to take the youth out on the water, The Marine Police volunteered their District Headquarters for the youth to meet and Wind Creek State Park Donated the Public Boat Ramp, a pavilion and entrance fees!

bama weather and we greatly appreciate the assistance of our partners in Sea Scouting. Bravo –Zulu Everyone!

Everyone had a great time in spite of the extremely hot Ala-

Across the Telegraph Have you heard?

Magazine and the Dadeville Times!

Sea Scouting in the Tukabatchee Area Council is getting GREAT press!

If you haven’t read the article, you can read them online at

Most recently, the local Sea Scouts have turned up in Lake

Sea Scout Community Even though the Sea The ones listed here are Scout Program is approaching our 100th anniversary, we know that we could not have existed this long without our many community sponsors!

just a few that we would like to thank for their overwhelming support: •

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary




Power Squadron •

The Alabama Parks


Alabama Marine Police

Boone Publishing

Bass Pro Shop

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Changes to the BSA’s Youth Protection Policies Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA. To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies: Effective June 1, 2010:

Youth Protection Training is required for all registered volunteers.

New leaders are required to take Youth Protection Training before they submit their application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins.

Youth Protection Training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer’s Youth Protection Training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be re-registered.

Age Eligibility Requirements The National Executive er core programs. Board recently approved a resolution to change the eligibility requirements for Venturing to ensure consistency among Venturing, highadventure bases, and oth-

The current age and grade eligibility requirement for participation in the Venturing program is 14 years of age and completion of the eighth grade. Effective May 1, 2010, the minimum age

requirement will be changed to 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and completion of the eighth grade. The maximum age for participation remains under 21 years of age.

“Effective May 1, 2010. the minimum age requirement changed to 14 years of age, or 13 years of age and completion of the eighth grade”

The Sea Scout Promise lifesaving devices on every boat I board.

As a Sea Scout I promise to do my best: •

To guard against water accidents

To know the location and proper use of the

To be prepared to render aid to those in need

To seek to preserve

the Motto of the Sea: “Women and children first”.

Cypress Knee Sea Scout Squadron Tukabatchee Area Council 3067 Carter Hill Road Montgomery, AL 26111 Phone: 334-262-2697

We’re on the Web

Dates to Remember Shining Light Across America 31 July 10, 6:30 pm Riverwalk Stadium

Sea Scout Adult Leader Training 28 August 10 8:00 am Council Service Center

New Ship Organization Meeting 30 August 10, 6:30 pm Bass Pro Shop

Knee Deep  

3rd Quarter 2010

Knee Deep  

3rd Quarter 2010