April 21 2010

Ship 72 Skipper Dean Skiff says:

These periodic posts are made to keep Ship 72 members, parents, and interested folks informed as to our activities and our plans.

I welcome positive feedback.

To the FRIENDS OF NAUSET SEA SCOUT SHIP 72,

The 2009 ship committee has approved the 2010 leadership recommendation from the selection committee made up of Skip Hall, Dick Eble, Steve Edwards, Lise Neilsen, Dean Skiff, Bob Wissmann and Dennis St. Auburn. The Selection committee was facilitated by District Scout Executive Dick Aiken. We started with well over 20 names of well qualified candidates for skipper and after a month found no one that had the time for the position. ( And Capt. Mike Allard did it for 33 years!)

However, everyone supported the ship and most offered to help in some capacity. With such a strong support of not only qualified but nice individuals offering to fill other leadership roles, I accepted the position of Skipper with Capt. Mike's blessing. (I could not refuse the high pay.) It is now our job to right Ship 72 and we ask everyone for their support and help.

The Skipper and Mates work directly with the kids, guiding and directing them as the scouts run their own program under the wide umbrella of the " Sea Scouts".

The Ship Committee approves and oversees the Ship's Leaders along with the Ship's programs /events.

The Consultants offer their expertise in their area of experience/knowledge and are a vital part of making a ship successful.

As you can see, the potential for Ship 72 is great. We now have in place:
  • Leadership,
  • Scout Hut: for our Meetings: (Across from the Orleans's town hall), (click for a photo)
  • Website: Please check it out and share your thoughts pro or con! - www.seascoutship72.org,
  • The Skipper's Rhodes 19 sail boat, moored at Arey's Pond.
  • Two 26 ft. Coast Guard Surf Boats.
  • Various boats from our leaders.
As we grow and prove our worth, donations from the community in boats, trailers, anchors, life vests, etc. will hopefully enhance the program.

ALL WE NEED NOW ARE THE KIDS: 14 - 20 yrs of age and 13 yrs if graduated from the 8th grade. We welcome all teens but historically they are from Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet.

Soon we will have brochures, business cards and posters to help recruit the kids. We will have an INFORMATION NIGHT in May at the Scout Hut for kids and parents to come and see what we are all about. Please give us some time to get the EVENTS LINK up to date for positive things are happening day by day.

I would like to thank everyone from our past leaders/volunteers to our present leaders/volunteers who have helped get us to this position. I have all the confidence with the vast support of the Nauset community that Ship 72 will soon be seaworthy and sailing proudly. The leadership asks for your help and welcomes all ideas and hands who would like to join us.

Thanks again…….Go Nauset Sea Scouts!

Skipper Dean Skiff Cell: 978-697-1596




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