The ugly weather is moving away from the Florida Sea Base with better days ahead. Hurricane season does not officially end until the end of November and I don’t want to jinx it, but we have been very fortunate so far this year.
The rains have also eased up in Texas. The state still remains in a severe to extreme drought status, but the rain was very welcome. Category 3 Hurricane Jova is approaching the Pacific side of Mexico and may bring a little more rain to some portions of Texas.
The BSA Aquatics Task Force meetings went well. Other meetings are underway this morning but I am not invited to any of those. Hopefully the BSA Health and Safety Committee will approve my request to re-write the scuba/diabetes policy within the Guide to Safe Scouting to correspond with the policy given on the Annual BSA Health and Medical Form, Part D. Our Task Force is also proposing requirements for a Kayaking Merit Badge. This is still a long way from fruition and we have been working on it for at least two years. I use the term “we” very loosely. Aquatics Task Force member Richard Thomas has formed an advisory group and “they” have been working very hard on this project. Some minor adjustments to National Camp School Section V will be made for 2012 with major revisions proposed for 2013.
Today I will work on Divemaster Academy and Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer projects from home. I hope you have a great day.
From the Mother Country