SSS Minnow - 2010 Boat U.S. National Flagship PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 June 2010 17:05


Sea Scout Ship 1659 S.S.S. Minnow of Houston, Texas from the Sam Houston Area Council is the recipient of the 2010 BoatU.S. Sea Scout National Flagship Award. The award was created by BoatU.S. in 2002 to mark the 90th anniversary of Sea Scouting and is presented in recognition of excellence in program quality, youth achievement, and adult commitment. 

Congratulations go to Samuel W. Sexton (Boatswain), Spencer Rawlins, Jr.(Skipper), and the dedicated crew and adult volunteers of their committee. The S.S.S. Minnow name will be inscribed on a perpetual trophy now on display at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. An identical trophy has been presented to the Ship’s leadership at the National Annual Meeting for the Boy Scouts of America on May 28, 2010.

The Minnow, as part of their qualifications,  met or exceeded all national standards as a part of their application for consideration. Some of their accomplishments for the past year include:

  • A year was full of adventure, advancement, and most of all FUN’
  • 75% of their youth members advanced in rank
  • 25% of their youth members achieved Ordinary rank or higher
  • An average of 90% of their members attended their ship activities
  • They held 250% of the number of quarterdeck meetings as the national standard
  • 32 on-the-water activities
  • 6 Ship community service projects
  • Many hours working on boats; repairing damage to boats
  • Supported Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing events
  • Long Cruise
  • and many more active meetings and months of events too numerous to mention.

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