Emily Spoke at our Council's Government, Labor, and Management Good Scout Reception in May where the National Capital Area Council honored Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Joseph J. Nigro, General President, Sheet Metal Workers' International Association, and Phebe Novakovic, COO, General Dynamics. Ms. Novakovic, formerly Executive Vice President of General Dynamic's Marine Systems, was impressed by Emily's enthusiasm for and understanding of seasmanship!
As you can see from the pictures below, Emily's talk was highly interactive--she even had the crowd doing semaphore with her! We also included a list of the Top 10 reasons why she loves Sea Scouting.
The crowd following along with Emily's semaphore instructions
Top 10 Things I Love About Sea Scouts
By Emily Mathae, Sea Scout from Ship 1906 in Arlington VA and currently a Freshman at Old Dominion University
10) Unique long-term activity to put on your resume to impress future college admissions officers or future bosses
9) Gives you another outlook and point of view that other people don’t have
8) Access to boats, Although it costs a lot, it would cost even more to own a boat.
7) Adult guidance – Helps with resumes, letters of recommendation, and lots of moral support
6) Learning how to work together on a team during competitions and learn good sportsmanship
5) Test your learning skill by achieving ranks that would earn you levels of trust
4) You learn respect, chain of command, and how to work with other people with different backgrounds than yourself
3) Learn how to be a strong youth leader and help lead the team to success
2) Create long-lasting friendships which becomes a great support system
1) TONS OF FUN!!