Several youth from local Sea Scout Ship 548 and Mariner Scout Ship 1548 spent this past weekend at Coast Guard Station St. Ingoes for their annual leadership training, known as Quarterdeck training. Eight youth and five adult leaders spent their time alternating between classroom instruction and interaction with the Coast Guard personnel. Saturday the scouts joined the Coast Guard crew for a ride on their 41 foot patrol craft for heaving line rescue training and were treated to a turn at the helm. In the spirit of Scouting and to thank the Coast Guard Station for their hospitality, the two Ships assisted in the mess hall at the station.
Sea Scout Ship 548 and Mariner Scout Ship 1548 were asked by the 7th District Optimists Club and the Clements Museum to assist with dock work for their 42nd Annual Blessing of the Fleet, October 4th and 5th. The scouts took the SSS Sea Eagle, their 46 foot schooner and docked at the Clements Museum on Friday evening. Saturday the Ship set up the dock at the museum in preparation to assist the attendees in boarding and un-boarding the boats ferrying back and forth to St. Clement?s Island. Saturday evening the schooner was moved and tied 1000 yards from the barge setting of the evening?s fireworks to watch the show first hand. Sea Scout Ship 548 and Mariner Scout Ship 1548 are very involved in local service events, both in St. Mary?s County and Calvert County.