Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We Made the Washington Post!

Thanks to Ann Cameron Siegal, our unit made the Washington Post in the Kid's Post article:

Ships Ahoy!
These Scouts Are Prepared for the Sea
Wednesday, February 27, 2008; Page C14
by Ann Cameron Siegal

Yes, those are our Scouts (from left: David, Sarah, CaitlĂ­n, Rebecca, Daniel) aboard the Amanda Grace in the first shot.

About two-thirds of the youth in our unit are homeschooled.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

First Award!

Tonight I attended the NCAC Wardroom annual Sea Scout Dinner at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax. Being that I was the only representative of Ship 7916, and people were seated by Ship number, I was invited to sit with the folks from 1176, since one of them is on our Ship's committee, and they had invited us for the October der PeLiKan sail. It had been a long week, I was bone tired, the MC was announcing award after award by Ship number, and I was almost nodding off when I heard a voice next to me say, "Congratulations!" Oh! Oh! They said our number, they said "Ship 7916." Just a few months after our chartering, we won the Wardroom Award for our level of activity and accomplishments. Wow!