The Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s commitment to education is demonstrated by the support of Sea Scout Ship #117 of the Boy Scouts of America, Tuckerton, New Jersey. Sea Scouts provides boys and girls, ages 14 – 20, an opportunity to learn boating safety, operation, navigation, and maintenance in a supportive, secure environment. Skipper “Bill” Murphey is this youth program advisor with the goal of fostering a life-long love of boating and respect for the sea.
The Sea Scout Ship’s current project is a 40 foot former Coast Guard Boat which they hope to launch this June.
Sea Scouts in Action
The Sea Scouts meet at the Tuckerton V. F. W., 38 Gifford Rd., Little Egg Harbor Township. Meeting are held at 6:30 Pm. every second and forth Wednesday of the month. For more information about this exciting program call (732) 600-0901.
Since 2007 The Chapter has also supported the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s educational program called Youth Judging. This program, sponsored by the Hagerty Insurance Company, provides its participants the opportunity to learn about boats in general, their preservation or restoration, and judge them at one annual chapter event.