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The soldier wants to be a sailor

On a recent evening I left work an hour early to drive to a federal medical facility, where I passed through a security clearance that included a vehicle search, purse inspection and my walking through a metal detector. Afterward, I … Continue reading

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Sea Scouts race with Quantico Yacht Club

The best thing about being a Sea Scout leader is seeing how the program affects the teens. As the Sailing Coach for Sea Scout Ship 100, I had the pleasure of coordinating scout involvement in Quantico Yacht Club’s (QYC) Third … Continue reading

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The courage to turn the other cheek

One evening last week, I asked a friend to make plans to come through on a favor he had gladly offered me in exchange for a favor to him. I sent the request by text message, since I know that … Continue reading

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Where experts fear to tread

I collect quotes wherever I encounter insightful or amusing phrases. When I find a passage that is both insightful and amusing, I am doubly pleased. Therefore, I felt lucky when this gem came in an email: “Not being an expert … Continue reading

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A byproduct of public school

I attended 10 years of public school…but have never considered myself a product of the school system. Perhaps, though, I am a byproduct of public school. Continue reading

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Tami’s own special way

Late last week I received an update about Tami, the young teen in my post, “A Girl I Don’t Know,” and about the teen group in general. The news touched my heart and soul, bringing forth tears of gratitude and … Continue reading

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Results

An acquaintance noted that it seems the results of the Sea Scouting program make me feel good, and I agreed. Being able to give to kids the stuff I was denied–and knowing it makes a difference–is the absolute best feeling. … Continue reading

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Great opportunity

Thanks to a connection created by Leo Smith of Carefree Boat Club, my scouts have been given the opportunity to provide the first volunteer/Sea Scout crew to the historic Chesapeake Bay oyster buyboat “Half Shell” on Saturday, May 2nd as … Continue reading

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Skipper of the year!

Five of my scouts, two parents, and one of my Mates attended the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) Wardroom Awards Dinner last night. Those of us in dress uniform participated in the landship ceremony with Ship 1942. My scouts formed … Continue reading

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Winter Training for the Skipper

Sea Scout Winter Training is a weekend of intensive learning, mostly in the classroom. However, human beings are hard wired to learn best from practical experience, and this is how I gained my most valuable lessons during that time. The … Continue reading

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