Marine Environment Explorer Club starts for middle school students

Sea Scouts sailed Laser boats off the beach at Bay Boat Club this summer.​​ The group is sponsoring a boating and marine exploration club for middle schoolers. Photo by Richard Gash

Bay Sea Scouts is sponsoring an Explorer Club whose focus will be on maritime activities. The club is co-ed, and open to all students in sixth through eighth grade interested in learning boating skills and environmental exploration of our Great Lakes. Winter meetings will take place at Bay Presbyterian Church on Tuesdays, Nov. 15 and 29, and Dec. 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Activities during the colder months will be STEM based and could include field trips to the William G. Mather ore boat, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Ohio State Stone Labs on Gibraltar Island. Summer activities will be on the water, and will include instruction in sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding with certified instructors. The Sea Scouts will provide leadership to move the club forward and, as high schoolers, act as mentors.

The club to be named the Marine Environment Explorer Club 360 is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life program which concentrates on developing life skills, character, leadership and ethics. For further details contact Jennifer LaRiccia, Director of Exploring, at or 216-458-8905.

Richard Gash

Adult leader with Sea Scout Ship 41, contact

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Volume 8, Issue 22, Posted 9:45 AM, 11.15.2016