Ship 25 Admission Ceremony for New Members
11 July 2002 at Sea Scout Base Emigsville
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The first formal admission ceremony for new members of Sea
Scout Ship 25 - SSS YORKSHIRE was held at Sea Scout Base Emigsville on
Thursday evening, 11 July 2002. The Boatswain called the Ship to order
and reported, "The ship is formed," and "All present or
accounted for" to the Skipper. Adam and Chris then two-blocked
the national ensign and the flag of York-Adams Area Squadron Commodore
Donald Young as the national anthem was played. Drew was our
bell-ringer to keep track of time using the ship's bell. The ceremony
was well attended by parents and friends of Ship 25. The crew looked
immaculate in their undress whites, the first time Ship 25 has ever appeared
100% in their whites. Thanks to Ship 25's Mate and Sailmaker Nancy
Klinedinst for all her hard work in getting the uniforms "shipshape and
The Skipper then listed for the audience the various
activities the Ship has undertaken this year. Each Sea Scout in turn
reported on one or more of the activities. Special notice was taken of
the Ship's recent victories at the Ganoga Canoe Race and the Nygard Regatta
in canoeing at the Eco-Challenge. The ship's company then took the Scout
Oath and recited the Scout Law. The taking of the Sea Scout Promise
was administered by Squadron Commodore Donald Young. The Skipper then
read the ship's Bylaws, also known as the Ship's Articles and asked all
members of the Ship's company, youth and adult, to come forward and
subscribe their names as evidence of their willingness to be governed by
said Ship's Articles as members of the SSS YORKSHIRE, Sea Scout Ship
25. Reports were made about upcoming activities.
The flags were then lowered to the bugle calls retreat and
to the colors. The proceedings closed with the Skipper's Benediction.
Those youth members who have now completed the admission
ceremony requirement for Apprentice rank are: Tim, Amanda, Drew, Chris,
Adam, and Ashley.
Adam gives a report on the Northeast Regional Sea Scout Sailing
Championships held at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT where
Ship 25 qualified for a berth at the US National Sea Scout Sailing
Championships to be held in August at the Columbia Yacht Club in Chicago.
Squadron Commodore Donald Young prepares to administer the Sea Scout Promise
to the Ship's Company of SSS YORKSHIRE.
Ship's Company in their undress whites. A fine crew, and a fine
looking one, too. The Skipper is very proud of them.