“Sea Scouts BSA is happy to announce that Jose Lepervanche from the Transatlantic Council, has been appointed as the new NST 11 Commodore. Jose’s servant leadership experience and goal-oriented focus as the Council Commodore for the North Florida and Transatlantic Councils as well as strong emphasis on youth led activities and events will enable NST 11 to move forward in promoting the Sea Scout program throughout the territory.
We look forward to working with Jose as he takes the helm at NST 11.”
Ahoy fellow Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters in NST11. I thanks BSA National Sea Scouts for giving me a great opportunity to expand my Transatlantic Sea Scouting initiatives to New England Councils and combine both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to grow Sea Scouts. As a avid traveler, I am very familiar with both European countries and all New England states plus Canada. I consider Cambridge, Massachusetts one of my home cities. My new 2-month old granddaughter was born there and my Eagle Scout son and wife lives in Somerville. I lived two years next to Charles River while attending MIT. My graduate student office was inside MIT Nuclear Reactor building. I am a survivor of the Blizzard of ’78. I sailed this river and attended several Boston Pops concerts including Arthur Fiedler’s Memorial Concert. Yes, I have been a Boston Red Sox fan and although I am not a truly football fan, New England Patriots is my team. My Miami and Jacksonville friends never liked. haha.
My New England highlights include: whale view boat trips, ferry to Nantucket Island, all cardinal points of Cape cod beaches in one day, light houses, USS Constitution, USCGB Eagle, New London subs, R.I. Naval War College, a “My car climbed Mt. Washington” sticker, several towns in Maine, NH, and Vermont, Canadian border crossing twice, and a MIT thesis at Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant.
Now it is your time to let me know our New England Councils and NST11 Ships. I have the list of Councils without Sea Scouts and they will be one of my priorities. I will share our best practices to support existing Councils and Ships. Please invite me to your Zoom meetings and district Roundtables. Although I am in CET time zone, I normally work in EST time zone due to my Florida and Colorado students.
This is me in frozen Charles River last January 2020 before crossing Transatlantic Ocean aboard a cruise just in time for 2020 lockdown. Below you can see my new photo in sunny Mediterranean Sea. Yours in NST11 Sea Scouting,
Jose G. Lepervanche is Transatlantic Council Commodore, TAC #CommodoreJose, and inaugural Skipper of Ship 802 Windborne, an unique hybrid Ship with virtual and local activities in nine countries in TAC. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 182 in Jacksonville, Florida being saved after a sudden cardiac arrest with CPR/AED during 2007 summer camp. He was selected as one of 2009 National Distinguished Scoutmasters and unit leader for National and World Jamborees. He was a Sea Scout in Venezuela and joined Sea Scouts BSA to relaunch Sea Scouts program in North Florida and Transatlantic Councils. During pandemic lockdown he created several online resources: Sea Scouts Online Campus and Google Classrooms, Monthly Calendar Challenges, Sea Scouts Who Map, and Global Sea Scouts Maps. His new challenge is to expand and strengthen “North Atlantic Sea Scouts” in New England and Transatlantic Councils. Follow @scoutmasterjose.