Nauset Sea Scout Ship 72 (ages 14-20) and Nauset Explorer Club 72 (ages 11-13) are planning an open house to introduce high school and middle school youth, parents and the public to the exciting opportunities that exist within these groups.
The Open House will be held at the landship/clubhouse located at 46 Beach Road (rear) in Orleans, on Sunday May 21st from 10-4. Event takes place rain or shine. Free hot dogs, chips, cookies, coffee, soda and water will be provided.
Members of these two groups get hands-on boating and water safety skills, and build life skills, while exploring local marine resources and maritime career opportunities. Several of the organization’s vessels will be available to board at the open house, including two historic 26’ Race Point surf rescue pulling boats, a Herreshoff America 18’catboat, a 17’ Aquasport center console powerboat and a 23’ O’Day sloop. Hands-on activities such as sail handling, navigating, knot tying, boating safety, and oar handling will be on-going.
In addition to learning skills in leadership, seamanship, and fellowship, scouts and explorers visit various organizations, and meet with craftsmen and experts to learn about the diversity of maritime industries and careers that exist on Cape Cod. These include boatbuilding, marine rescue and survival, marine science and technology, commercial and sport fishing and maritime history. Other opportunities include camping, seal watching, snorkeling, and sailing on board larger vessels such as tall ships, and much more.
To learn more or become a member of either Nauset Sea Scout Ship 72 or Nauset Explorer Club 72 (administered by Boy Scouts of America) please call: 508-255-8569 visit: www.seascoutship72.org OR email: [email protected]