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Ship 25 is proud of its affiliation with Troop 25. This year we
offered the Scouts from the Troop the opportunity to come down on the
Chesapeake Bay for a weekend and earn BSA's Small Boat Sailing and Motor Boating
Merit Badges. The Ship was represented by the Skipper,
Mate CJ, Boat Captain Drew, and Boatswain-elect Matt. Attendees from
the Troop were Zach, Shawn, Mack, and Tom. After our land Scout
buddies mastered the basics Friday night and Saturday, we all set sail
Saturday afternoon on Sea Scout Training Vessel Kuan Yin for a
cruise to Dobbin Island on the Magothy River. We enjoyed a splendid
night sail down the Chesapeake Bay, then anchored off the island for the
night. We went swimming the next morning, and then returned to Kuan
Yin's home port at White Rocks Marina on Rock Creek, Patapsco River,
Cost of food: $15.
Eight merit badges earned by four land Scouts in one weekend, with fun
in the process: priceless!
Matt and Zach prepare for a swim.
Zach and Drew decide who is going in
Mack wonders just what he's gotten himself into.
Shawn prepares to jump in once
Dobbin Island on the Magothy River.
Zach gets in his morning exercise by lifting up the table
in the main cabin.
Shawn and Tom do the
Shawn, Mack, and Tom finishing the dishes.
A lovely home on Gibson
It would be nice to use this boat next year!