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LATEST SHIP 11 CREW NEWSLETTER
MEDICAL FORMS ARE DUE
Click on the link below to view and download the new medical form, if you do not have it. These were passed out a few months ago, and many CREW AND ADULT records are expiring. If your current medical form expires, you CANNOT paricipate in any outings or activities. You or your parent completes Part A and Part C. The consent areas must be signed. This will allow you to attend meetings, and partake in "minimal risk" activities. Your health care provider (Dr, Nurse, etc) must complete Part B. If you do not have completed and certified Part B, you cannot go on extended outings, you cannot go to competition - even to observe, you cannot participate in "high adventure" rated activites, and you cannot go offshore cruising. We periodically have access to low cost "camp physicals" by a local physician scoutmaster.
The story of the aquisition of our newest vessel in our fleet, the 47 ft motor trawler, m/v Tsunami.
UNIFORMS: Ship 11 members are reminded that at the crew meetings, and outings, everyone shall be in their full Utility Uniform (Ship 11 logo ball cap, blue chambray shirt, approved crew t-shirt, blue uniform pants or approved dickies, and web belt and buckle).
See the complete Crew Uniform and Equipment Standards for more detail
If you lost a uniform component, or if your dog, lizard or little brother ate something, aliens abducted you and you left it in the UFO, etc, make a list and we will order it for you. Be aware, you are responsible for your issued uniform items, and replacements are available at cost (yours!). Acceptable substitute for meeting attendance purposes (but not inspection and crew uniform waiver purposes) would be plain white t-shirt, regular non-baggy non-falling-off dark pants, such as plain blue jeans, dark dickies, etc,. Unacceptable would be anything exposing your underwear, anatomy, or that would be offensive at church (come to think of it, we are at a church!). So this would be a good test of your good judgement. Use it!
BE PREPARED is a the Scout Motto. A core value you should all meet. Re: Meeting Nights and Training Days: If you are coming from school, work, football or rugby practice, or another event, PLAN AHEAD. Get a gear bag or something, put your Sea Scout material in your vehicle, and if necessary, change in the restroom at the church before the meeting. You don't show up at rugby without your gear, or without your tuba for band, this is NO different.
ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION SUMMARY
For complete details, go to the Attendance and Participation page.
OTHER FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES
RECYCLING: Can and bottle recycling is collected the first meeting or the month. Crew members should bring at least one large trash bag of crushed aluminum cans, and/or another of plastic bottles -dry and without lids.
RESTAURANT NIGHT OUT: We will try to have a Restaraunt Fundraiser each month. We all go out at least once a month, so let's encourage our friends and family to help support the Ship and ask them to join us. If it is on a meeting night, we will have an abbreviated meeting at the site.
TNOTS - THURSDAY NIGHT ON THE SQUARE: A major fundraising event, TNOTS runs throught the summer on Thursday evenings, at Palmdale's Poncitlan Square, and will take the place of our normal crew meeting night. See more info here.
For complete details, see more on the Fundraising page.
ADULT INFO AND TRAINING
Please get your drivers license, vehicle info (any one you might use for an outing) and your insurance info to the Admin Bosun asap.
Training can be obtained at: www.myscouting.org. You must have the Venturing Youth Protection Training BEFORE your registration can be submitted.
There is also on-line adult training available for Hazardous Weather, Overnight Camping, Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat, and much more. We must always have someone certified in Hazardous Weather for any out-doors outing, and Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat trained adults are ineveitably needed to get tour permits for our operations. Occaisionally, Sea Scout and Venture specific adult training is offered by BSA at the local or regional office, and in conjunction with our various activities. We endeavor to find any available interesting, exciting, and activity specific training for the Officers and interested adults offered by the Coast Guard, Power Squadron, Yacht Clubs, other maritime resources and service organizations.
Whenever you complete any on-line BSA training course, (most are avout 30 - 45 minutes each) and before logging off, be sure you always PRINT the Certificate of Completion, FAX a copy of the card or certificate to the AV BSA District Office (be sure to include a note on it that you are with Ship 11) at 661/723.1450, and bring/send a copy to the next meeting for our Ship's Training Records, and for the Yoeman to make an entry in the Ships Log. For V-YPT we will submit it with your adult application.