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Sea Scout Receive BSA Honor Medal

Posted By Admin, Thursday, November 06, 2014

National Capital Area Council is proud to announce two local Scouts

representing Sea Scout Ship 100 and Boy Scout Troop 1882 will receive the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Honor Medal for acts of heroism in saving a life. Aidan Wiecki and Zachary Skiles, who are dual-enrolled in both the Sea Scout and Boy Scout programs of the BSA will be honored Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Battlefield High School in a joint ceremony.

The award is being given in recognition of their actions on June 14, responding to a serious auto accident. The Scouts were traveling on the outer beltway through Alexandria, Va. to sail the unit’s sailboat to a new marina, when at 4:30 a.m., a driver in front of them collided with a concrete median divider at high speeds, causing the front of the car to disintegrate and was engulfed in flames. The Scouts and their adult leaders followed the first aid training they received through the Boy Scouts to make the best decisions regarding whether to remove a semi-conscious passenger from the car and how to treat the victims. They were able to safely assist and get the passenger to safety and also helped clear debris and converted a pickup truck bed into a safe place for the victims to rest while waiting for emergency medical responders. When bystanders began to gather and take pictures, they assisted with shielding the victims and reinforcing directions for non-essential people to clear the area. Both the driver and passenger were hospitalized and survived despite their injuries.

The Honor Medal may be awarded to a youth member or adult leader who has demonstrated unusual heroism and skill in saving or attempting to save a life at considerable risk to self.  Since the BSA Honor Medal was initiated in 1923, less than .002% of all Boy Scouts have been awarded this recognition.

Sea Scouts is a specialized co-ed segment of the Boy Scouts of America, organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage while focusing on sailing and cruising either sailboats or power vessels.

Ship 100 is chartered by the Knights of Columbus at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Troop 1882 is chartered by the American Legion Post 1799 and meets at Haymarket Baptist Church. 

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Brenda Renninger Receives NER Venturing Leadership Award

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Each year, the NER can award 8 Venturing Leadership Awards to a Venturing Scout from the Northeast United States.  Northeast Region Venturing (Otherwise known as NERVE) serves more than 22,000 Venturers in 65 councils across 13 states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the European Embassies.  So this award is quite special.

Brenda Renninger, 18, of Ship 548 was the NER Sea Scout Venturing Leadership Award winner at the 2014 NER Sea Scout Bridge of Honor.  Brenda has had an extraordinary rise in her 6 years serving as Boatswain of her Ship, Squadron, Flotilla and Region.  She is a 2011 graduate of the SEAL Course, attending in Galveston, TX.

When asked “you’ve been Boatswain of nearly every level in Sea Scouts – what are you going to do now?” she did not reply with a trip to Disneyworld.  Her plans are to attend the College of Southern Maryland and eventually teach Kindergarten.  The NER Sea Scouts have no doubt that every one of these lucky young kids will end up sailors.

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Sea Scouts have Christmas with the Coast Guard

Posted By Wardroom, Tuesday, February 04, 2014

On Sunday December 15, 2013 the Coast Guard Station St. Inigoes had their annual Christmas Party for the children of the station personnel.   They had a Christmas Tree with presents underneath, lots of food and soft drinks brought in by the parents.   They played some games and waited for Santa Claus to arrive.   At the appointed time Santa (Steve Alexander, member of Auxiliary Flotilla 21-11 and Sea Scout Ship 759) came into the station dock on the Station’s 45 foot patrol boat.   Also aboard were two Elves (Zach Stauffer and Patrick Russel, Sea Scouts of Ship 548 in Avenue)

 

After Santa waved and did his ho, ho, ho’s the two Elves helped Santa give out the presents.   The little ones and some of the big ones had their picture taken with Santa and because he was at his busiest time of the year he and his Elves had to leave.

 

Senior Chief Philip Robinson, Officer in Charge of the station asked the Sea Scouts to come back in the spring to do some nautical skills training.

 

www.seascoutship548.com

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