Please join us in congratulating Jordyn Alexis of Sea Scout Ship 550 “Malolo” from the Long Beach Area Council in California as the next Western Region Boatswain. Jordyn is 19 and has been a Sea Scout for six years. She is currently the Western Region Boatswain’s Mate for Marketing and has served on National and Regional projects to improve the overall program. Jordyn’s term begins at the end of May 2019.
Here are Jordyn’s goals for her term as Western Region Boatswain in her own words:
1. One of my primary goals is to improve communication across our region. Along with my regional boatswain mates, I will write monthly letters and update our status across our region, as well as provide valuable information, tips, and share exciting news with our scouts. This will create a stronger relationship with the ships across our region, as well as provide many opportunities that scouts may otherwise miss.
2. I also want to recruit more prospective scouts and drop-list scouts into our program by creating marketing material more available to our youth and adult volunteers. This can be accomplished through joint-ship goals, improving our relationship with additional branches of the BSA, and creating a large variety of marketing photos for any ship’s primary activities.
3. Finally, we need publicity. I want to increase social media use across all ships on the region. I strongly encourage an active and dedicated Social Media Specialist. This is primarily a youth’s job, and should include Facebook pages and Instagram business accounts. Through these accounts we can network and grow with the other branches of the BSA by following them and engaging with them. This also provides the opportunity to engage with the community through boosting posts and advertising open houses.
Jordyn’s past experiences include serving as her Ship’s Boatswain, Yeoman and Boatswain’s Mate. Jordyn has travelled to Northern California, Arizona, and Texas to visit special Sea Scout events to gain a wider perspective of our program. Additionally, she has helped staff multiple Seabadge courses and is signing up to attend one in 2020. She was recently elected into Order of the Arrow, and is an Ordinary Sea Scout working toward the rank of Able, and will then work toward completing the rank of Quartermaster.
Outside of Sea Scouts, Jordyn is in her 3rd year of school working toward the completion of her PhD in psychology and is on the East Los Angeles College speech team. She plans to apply to multiple Cal State and University of California campuses to finish her degree.