Date: Nov 20, 2006 7:21 AM
From: Marilyn Washburn, Ship 22 Committee
The local Power Squadron has been wonderfully hospitable to our Sea Scouts, so when their ExComm decided to sponsor a toy drive for the children of deployed military personnel, our Scouts were excited about participating. I suggested to them that they issue a friendly challenge to the other Ships in our squadron, and was informed that my vision is too limited, that this is so important that all Sea Scouts should be invited to be a part of it. Thus chastened by the idealism and enthusiasm of our youth, I pass on to you the following Notice of Race:
Ship 22, SSS Sargasso, of Tucker, Georgia warmly invites you to compete in The First Annual, Nationwide, Virtual Toy Cup honoring active military personnel by delivering holiday toys and gifts to their children.
1) Rules: Most of the rules will be made up as we go, at least for this first year!
2) Race Management: Each Ship will manage its own toy and gift collection and delivery to the children of active military personnel, and is on its honor in reporting its results to the Toy Cup Committee.
3) Eligibility and Safety Requirements: All Sea Scout Ships are eligible to compete, and local adult leaders may enter as teams. Sea Scouts will follow the mandates of the Guide to Safe Scouting in their Toy Cup activities.
4) Divisions: the most toys and gifts by number, by weight, by volume, by approximate dollar value; the best publicity; the best photographs of the toy and gift drive; the broadest collaboration with other community agencies; the most creative toy and gift drive ideas; other divisions as suggested by participating Ships
5) Entry Process: notify the Toy Cup Committee off line at
6) Prizes: certificates of participation will be sent to all participating Ships, and trophies will be sent to winning Ships in each division
Ladies and gentlemen: good luck and safe "sailing"!
The First Annual, Nationwide, Virtual Toy Cup Committee:
- Rhiannon Price Boatswain, Ship 22
- Caleb Atubeh, Able Sea Scout
- John Washburn, Ordinary Sea Scout
- Specialist Training Officers, Ship 22
- Apprentice members, Atlanta Sail and Power Squadron