What's in a Name
Here is a look in to why we call ourselves Ship 2 Adventure"
We chose to use “2” as the unit number for several reasons. First, we will be the second Sea Scout in Bull Run District (BRD). Second, Ship Two allows for interesting word play (two, to, too, tutu) when promoting future program activities and adventures.
Next, it reflects the role of Sea Scouts as servant leaders, secondary to their charges, placing the needs of others before themselves, as stated in the Sea Scout Promise.
It also reminds us that no one is perfect. In our society, we value the importance of second chances. In Ship 2, the same is true.
All to often, we are pushed to be perfect at all cost; That is unreasonable and has no role in scouting. That is also not how we learn. First, we try. Normally, we fail. We try again and succeed. The EDGE method teaches us that we should expect regression. Hint: That is why there is a guide and enable phase.
As scouts, we must listen to the words of our founder, Lord Baden-Powell when he admonished "One of the first duties of a Scout is obedience to authority. He must obey his orders in the first place and put his own amusement or desires in the second." (emphasis added)
Some of our reverent scouts are reminded, in Matthew 5:41 New King James Version,
41 "And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two." (emphasis added)
Most important to our Skipper, "I want the reminder of a core belief in my faith: redemption through grace while we await the 2nd coming of Jesus."
Adventure is what we do. Adventure is who we are. Additionally, we steal this name "Adventure" from several (in)famous ships that were named the same. Here is a short list:
- 1657 Capt. William Kidd's Privateer / Pirate Adventure, but there is always more to to know
- 1710 Capt. Blackbeard's Adventure
- 1781 Massachusetts Privateer Ship Adventure
- 1790 First American-built vessel on the Pacific)