A monthly update from National Commodore Cook. To submit a question for next month’s post contact Commodore Cook here.

Commodore’s Corner: Fall Equinox Edition 2020

There's a lot going on this fall - here are a few notes to bring you all up to date. Program Notes As we approach the fall equinox, school has started in most places and we are all struggling to figure out how our program is going to work this fall and winter. This...

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Commodore’s Corner: Summer 2020

This has certainly been an interesting and unprecedented summer for Scouting and Sea Scouting in particular. It would be surprising if you have not heard about BSA’s Churchill Plan and the proposals that would have affected Sea Scouts, but at this point, that is...

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Commodore’s Corner: 2020 Flagship and Fleet

You have probably seen the announcement that Ship 198 in Del-Mar-Va Council has been named 2020 National Flagship. I have been able to obtain permission from the new National Flagship and the three National Flagship fleet ships to share their presentations with you.

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Commodore’s Corner: Shore Leave is Over

Ok folks, shore leave is over, time to get back underway! Some ships have shut down operations and are waiting for things to return to ‘normal’ and that’s a serious mistake. None of us can see the future, but it seems likely that it is going to be a while before we can get back on the water, yet our Scouting needs to actively continue no matter how long that takes.

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Commodore’s Corner: Coronavirus Edition

Our world has changed dramatically since I last wrote you. Amid all the change and constraints imposed on us, this could be our finest hour. Consider that our traditional competitors for the attention of youth - sports, orchestra, etc. - are all dead in the water. If...

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Announcing the 2020-2021 National Boatswain

It is my privilege to announce that the National Quarterdeck has selected Aven Alexander as the National Sea Scout Boatswain for the 2020-2021 term starting on June 1, 2020. Aven is a Quartermaster Sea Scout with Ship 1, SSS Unique (2018 National Flagship), in East...

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Commodore’s Corner: Charlie Wurster

Congratulations to our immediate past National Commodore! Distinguished Eagle Scout, VADM Charlie Wurster (USCG, retired), has been named as one of the 2020 Silver Buffalo award recipients. He and his family will be honored at the 2020 National Annual Meeting of the...

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Commodore’s Corner: Five Opportunities

Hi everyone, it’s that time of year when applications for all sorts of things are due. Please make sure all your Scouts are aware of these! Apply for National, Regional or Area Boatswain! National, Regional and Area Boatswain applications are due shortly. National...

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Commodore’s Corner – December 2019

Ship 405 Christmas Cruisephoto by Linda Callaway Happy Holidays Everyone! This has certainly been an eventful year in Sea Scouting, and thanks to the hard work from a lot of you, much has been accomplished. Obviously we don’t have final numbers for 2019 quite yet, but...

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