SSS Texas Wins LBYC Series

posted Aug 23, 2019, 2:50 PM by Tex Mitchell   [ updated Aug 25, 2019, 3:43 PM ]

Sea Scout Ship Texas won the Lake Belton Yacht Club Hot Summer Nights summer racing series with six first-place wins in the series. SSS Texas is now looking forward to competing again in the LBYC Fall Series.

Crew members on this series for SSS Texas included Gidget H., Avi B., Luke L., and Liberty M., led by Boatswain Zia M.

Congratulations crew!

Ship 410 Begins Planning 2019 Joint Events

posted Dec 21, 2018, 4:09 PM by Tex Mitchell   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 4:12 PM ]

Sea Scout Ship 410 is planning multiple joint events with the USCG Auxiliary and other area Scout Ships and Troops. In 2018, Ship 410 received recognition for the Water Safety Weekend event they planned and conducted in cooperation with the USCG Aux where Scouts in both Ships and Troops earned their State and National Boater Safety certification from the USCG Aux while also being taught basic sailing skill by the Ship 410 Sea Scouts before finally being taken out for demo rides with Lake Belton Yacht Club skippers where they were allowed to get some time practicing what they had learned over the weekend.

In 2019, Ship 410 plans to conduct the Water Safety Weekend event again while adding a Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge campout led in conjunction with Ship 911. Ship 410 is still looking for other opportunities to work with other area units to promote sailing and Sea Scouting.

Ship 410 performed well at Minto's Rendezvous!

posted Dec 16, 2018, 5:59 PM by Tex Mitchell   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 4:12 PM ]

Ship 410 performed amazingly well at Minto Rendezvous this weekend! As a result of their training and practice over the last year, they placed ahead of over 80% of the other more established Sea Scout Ships from around the State in several events. This is a remarkable achievement for a first year Sea Scout Ship!

And let's not forget the really solid showing in the Flotsam Flotilla! I am still astonished that the boat the Scouts made out of cardboard not only floated but was competitive!!! We received a plaque that will be given to Dr. Munoz at the next meeting for display for the next week at his clinic for his role in helping to plan this event and donating the use of his clinic for the Scouts to construct the SSS Cardboard. After that, the plaque will be moved to the Scout trophy case at HPBC for display.

Another thing that happened at Minto is the Scouts became better aware of more opportunities available to them such as crewing in the 150 mile Harvest Moon Regatta, crewing the Point Glass USCG Cutter in the Gulf, and flight lessons in a sea plane. All of these opportunities require a minimum rank and as a result several Scouts expressed a renewed interest in rank advancement.

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