SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The National Sea Scout Support Committee and the Western Region Commodore, Glen Meskimen, are pleased to announce the selection of Parker Smith of San Rafael, California as the Western Region Sea Scout Boatswain and Lila DeTreaux of Princeville, Hawaii as the Western Region Boatswain Mate. Their term of office is from January 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013. Parker is a member of Ship 236, the Sea Witch of the Mount Diablo Silverado Council, Boy Scouts of America and Lila DeTreaux is a member of Ship 11, the Decisive of the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Parker and Lila will represent Sea Scouts from across the Region as the youth representatives on the Western Region Sea Scout Committee. They will report to the Western Region Commodore and work closely with the National Commodore and the National Director of Sea Scouts. They will serve as the liaisons from the Western Region to the other Regions, the National Boatswain and other youth leaders.
Parker is currently an Able Sea Scout and expects to qualify for his Quartermaster Award during the next year. During his tenure as a Sea Scout he has served as Boatswain and Boatswain Mate in 3 different Ships while his family moved from coast to coast. Currently he is serving as a youth officer in the Sea Witch.
Lila is about 70% on her way to being an Able. During her tenure as a Sea Scout she has served both as the Ship and Council Boatswain. She helped in organizing the first ever “Safety at Sea” in Hawaii. Lila is a past JROTC and Civil Air Patrol member. She carries a 3.8 GPA and is the current Vice President of her school’s Spanish Club.
Parker and Lila both have great passion for the Sea Scout program and want to help the Region’s current and future Sea Scouts get the maximum benefit from the program. Sea Scouts has helped them both improve and demonstrate their leadership skills and they are looking forward in using those skills to help this fantastic program grow. One of their first goals is to further improve communications in the Sea Scout community through the use of technology such as Facebook and Twitter pages for Sea Scouts.
Join us in congratulating Parker Smith in his selection as the Western Region Boatswain and Lila DeTreaux as Western Region Boatswain's Mate for the 2012-2013 year.