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The '''Boatswain's Mate''' is the second highest-ranking youth leader of the Sea Scout [[ship]].
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The '''Boatswain's mate''' is the second highest-ranking youth leader of the Sea Scouting [[ship]] reporting to the [[boatswain]]. Each ship should have two boatswain's mates; one for administration and one for program.
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==Position description==
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== Responsibilities ==
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The Boatswain's Mate is in-training to be Boatswain. It is expected that the person elected to
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=== Boatswain's Mate for Administration === <!-- linked to by [[Boatswain's mate for administration]] -->
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this position will become the Boatswain the following season unless he or she is found to be
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* Take over for the ship's [[boatswain]] when necessary.
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incompetent, or fails to complete rank requirements prior to elections for the
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* Give leadership to recruiting new members into the ship by
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season he or she is to be Boatswain. The Boatswain’s Mate should attend as many activities as
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:—— Coordinating plans for an annual open house to invite new members to join
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possible and be the constant shadow of the Boatswain.
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:—— Encouraging all ship members to bring new prospects to ship meetings and activities
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:—— Admitting new members into the ship. Be sure they are introduced and feel welcome.
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==Qualifications==
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* Follow up with ship members who seem to be losing interest in the ship.
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*A candidate for this position must have a desire to be Boatswain.
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* Recognize the achievements of ship members.
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*Able Seaman Rank.
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* Conduct opening and closing ceremonies for your ship.
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*Served as a Crew Leader.
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==Reports to==
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*[[Boatswain]]
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==Responsibilities==
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=== Boatswain's Mate for Program === <!-- linked to by [[Boatswain's mate for program]] -->
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* Collect activity and meeting ideas from ship members by
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:—— Asking ship members what they would like their ship to do
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:—— Surveying ship members on their interests
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:—— Evaluating ship meetings and activities after they take place
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* Maintain an activities file of programs, activities, projects, and trips.
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* Help ship's activity chairs plan and conduct successful activities.
==Equivalents==
==Equivalents==
{{Second-highest Youth Leader Equivalents}}
{{Second-highest Youth Leader Equivalents}}
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== See also ==
== See also ==
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[[Sea Scouting]]
 
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* ''[[Sea Scout Manual]]''
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[[Category:Youth positions]]
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Boatswain's mate
Selection: Elected or selected
according to ship by-laws
Selected by: Ship or boatswain
Reports to: Boatswain
Serving as Boatswain's mate can apply towards Positions of Responsibility requirements for Scout Star, Life, and Eagle ranks.

The Boatswain's mate is the second highest-ranking youth leader of the Sea Scouting ship reporting to the boatswain. Each ship should have two boatswain's mates; one for administration and one for program.

Contents

Responsibilities

Boatswain's Mate for Administration

  • Take over for the ship's boatswain when necessary.
  • Give leadership to recruiting new members into the ship by
—— Coordinating plans for an annual open house to invite new members to join
—— Encouraging all ship members to bring new prospects to ship meetings and activities
—— Admitting new members into the ship. Be sure they are introduced and feel welcome.
  • Follow up with ship members who seem to be losing interest in the ship.
  • Recognize the achievements of ship members.
  • Conduct opening and closing ceremonies for your ship.

Boatswain's Mate for Program

  • Collect activity and meeting ideas from ship members by
—— Asking ship members what they would like their ship to do
—— Surveying ship members on their interests
—— Evaluating ship meetings and activities after they take place
  • Maintain an activities file of programs, activities, projects, and trips.
  • Help ship's activity chairs plan and conduct successful activities.

Equivalents

The Boatswain's mate is the second-highest youth leader in its unit. Other second youth leaders are:

See also

References

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