Friday, November 4, 2022

Young People, Adult Leaders Sought For New Sea Scouting Program Starting Soon In Middle Susquehanna Region

By John Zaktansky,
Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper 

Recently, thanks to overlapping connections with the local Scouting movement and our HERYN (Helping Engage our River’s Youth with Nature) kayaking and fishing day programs, an opportunity came up for the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association to serve as the charter organization for a local Sea Scout program.

Sea Scouts is a longstanding initiative under the larger Boy Scouts of America umbrella in the same vein as the Venturing program. It is a co-ed youth-led and adult-mentored experience that includes valuable certifications in SCUBA, boating safety, lifesaving, and CPR, as well as advancement in rank from Apprentice to Quartermaster.

The opportunity here seemed too good to pass up … a coming-together of a riverkeeper association with a branch of Scouting that is focused exclusively on boating and our aquatic resources. 

I am thankful that Scouting's Seven Bridges District Chair and Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Board member Marissa Crames helped orchestrate the connection and the opportunity to collaborate in this way.

It would be great to give young people today the same sort of engagement with our aquatic resources that I so greatly appreciated during my Scouting days, and this Sea Scout experience should be a great way to achieve that experience.

We are at the place where we are actively seeking potential new Sea Scouts (ages 14-20) and adult leadership.

Click Here for all the details.

 For more information on programs, initiatives, upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association website.

(Photo: Middle Susquehanna RiverKeeper John Zaktansky.)

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[Posted: November 4, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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