Updated 03/20/2012 09:33 AM
2002 - 2007 - Prior Year Calendars
Where "Meeting" or "Work Party" is hyperlinked in the calendars below, you will find minutes of meetings or work parties that are completed, and agendas for future ones.
3/19/2012 - For more information contact Skipper George Kain, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Ship website is http://ship25bsa.org.
these events and comments are in addition to the normal Monday night meetings at
Gas computations are based on the assumption of 8 persons to an SUV/1 SUV
* Denotes date change or other modification from prior edition of this
January (Sunday) – New Year’s Day.
January (Monday) – $75
due for upcoming Arctic BBQ. See
below, and also separate email for details.
January (Tuesday) –
Absolute deadline for Arctic BBQ registrations to be received by Ship 5.
January (Monday) – Martin Luther King Day – Absolute
deadline for Catoctin registrations, which must be sent in 19 January.
See details below.
January (Thursday) – Email
Catoctin Registrations to Mike Price.
January (Saturday) –
Marty Sauers’s Eagle Scout Project, Rocky Ridge Park.
28-29 January (Saturday-Sunday) – Arctic Bar-B-Que, West Chester, PA. This is a great weekend designed to see if it is possible to tire out teenagers in a twelve hour period. This year’s activities include a t-shirt and the outdoor BBQ, bowling, Bounce-U, indoor swim, dinner, roller skating, dance, movie, sleepover, light breakfast. Depart Sea Base Emigsville 07:30 Saturday, return 11:00 Sunday. Cost: $5 for gas plus $70 event charge for $75 total, due January 2. Boarding manual and details at http://ship5.bsawc.org/documents/arcticbbq12.pdf. (Note that Ship 5’s new BBQ deadline is 10 January).
(Saturday) – First Capital District Mall Show, York Galleria Mall.
February (Sunday) – Scout Sunday at Yorkshire United Methodist Church, 124 Edgewood Road, York, PA 17402.
Please come to the 8:00, 9:30 (contemporary), or 11:00 Sunday service to
show our appreciation for the Church sponsoring our Ship, as well as Pack and
Troop 25. Dress uniforms requested.
February (Monday night) – Absolute deadline for NERBOH Registrations. See below for NERBOH details.
February (Tuesday) – Annual Troop/Ship 25 Dinner,
Advent Lutheran Church, 1775 East Market Street, York PA. Each year Troop and
Ship 25 share a dinner. We
traditionally present a video, “Ship Year in Review” that highlights the
ship’s activities for the preceding 12 months and acts as a recruitment
incentive for older boys in the Troop.
February (Monday) – President’s Day – Branson Small’s Eagle Project.
February (Sunday) – Kuan Yin’s Farewell Cruise.
Depart Pasadena, MD
for Annapolis, MD.
March (Weekend) Catoctin Winter Training Weekend, Camp Round Meadow, Thurmont,
MD. Spend the weekend in heated cabins in the Catoctin Mountains of
Maryland. Learn a wide variety of
nautical skills. Dance on Saturday
night. 120 miles round trip. The
cost is $5 for gas plus $45.00, which will cover your registration, sleeping
quarters, three meals on Saturday, and two meals on Sunday, i.e. $50
total. Note that space is
limited, and reservations must be in no later than January 19. Boarding Manual online at http://www.seascout.net/chesapeake/catoctin_training.htm.
5 March (Monday) – Begin Mulch Sale
Flyers will be available. Here
is your chance to earn decent money to pay for your Sea Scout adventures.
Deadline to hand in orders is Monday, 26 March.
17 March (Saturday) – St. Patrick’s
Day Parade, York, PA.
Help us honor the members of the U.S. Merchant Marine from World War II
by carrying their banner and providing transportation in jeeps.
Last year we won $50 in one of the parade categories.
24-25 March (Saturday-Sunday) – Northeast Region Bridge of Honor and Sea Scout Ball (NERBOH), Holiday Inn, Bridgeport, NJ. Join Sea Scouts from the entire Northeast Region for a fine dinner and dance at the Holiday Inn. This year’s special 100th Anniversary of Sea Scouting speaker in the National Sea Scout Commodore, Vice Admiral Charles Wurster, USCG (Ret’d). 186 miles round trip. Cost is $6 for gas, $50 for Saturday dinner and dance, and $21.50 per room if 4 to a room (rooms are $86) and pro-rata share of $15/ship fee. $81 total (depending on number going). Full details in the Bridge of Honor Boarding Manual at http://neregion.seascout.org/2012%20RBOH%20Bdg%20Manual.pdf.
26 March (Monday) – Mulch Sale Order Deadline. All mulch sale orders must be handed in by this date.
March (Friday night - Saturday) – Mulch Sale Delivery Day.
Selling mulch is
the major annual Ship 25 fundraiser. Orders
are solicited in March for delivery on Saturday, 31 March.
Friday night is spent preparing the mulch bags for delivery.
This is an all-hands undertaking.
March – 1 April (Saturday-Sunday) -
US Naval Academy Safety at Sea Seminar. This
course is required for the June Bermuda Ocean Race, unless you have taken it in
any of the five years preceding the race. It
will focus on offshore, as well as inshore safety issues, and have poignant
programs for cruisers & racing sailors. Contact Susan Zellars at 410-269-0741 or
email@example.com to register or for seminar details.
April – Easter Sunday
April (Weekend) – Quarterdeck Training with Ship 361.
Details pending. Plus Siege of Mafeking, Emigsville, PA. Date TBA. Begins at 6 p.m.
Saturday. Journey back in time to
South Africa in 1899 and join a column of brave British soldiers en route
through enemy Boer territory to help relieve the siege of the city of Mafeking
and rescue Colonel Robert Baden Powell. Navigate a series of fiendish challenges
and obstacles. Save the colonel so he can survive to invent Scouting ten
years into the future! Be Prepared! Prepared for what? Can’t
tell you – just be prepared! Cost: minimal.
April (Saturday) – Waterway Five-Hour Cleanup Service Project.
This will be a prerequisite to getting your service award at the
ScoutFleet Centennial 2012 Celebration at Baltimore.
Meet 8 a.m. at northwest lot at corner of Philadelphia St. and Pershing
Avenue. Done by 1 p.m.
Wear old clothes, bring gloves, and waders if you have them.
Some waders will be provided.
April (Sunday) – Earth Day.
April (Weekend) – First Capital District Spring Camporee.
Help staff the
council’s spring Camporee. Location
and details TBA.
April (Monday) – Ship 25
deadline for Regatta Registrations to get them to Doug Yeckley by 4 May.
May (Friday) – Absolute
deadline for Regatta Registrations to be received by Doug Yeckley.
May (Weekend) – Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, Annapolis, MD.
Details TBA. The is
a celebration of Maryland's maritime history and life along the Chesapeake Bay.
Exhibitors will display classic watercraft, do-it-yourself "kit"
boats, winning design hydroplanes, and more will present land exhibits and be on
hand to answer questions from old boat buffs and curious passers-by alike.
May (Weekend) – Juniata Valley Council Camporee, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard, PA 16841.
Cruise beautiful 1,730 acre Sayers Lake onboard SSTV Mariah while taking
land Scouts for rides in an effort to start a Sea Scout Ship in Center County,
PA. 242 miles round trip.
$10 for car gas @ 8 per car, plus gas share of actual operating cost of
Mariah that weekend.
May (Sunday) – Mother’s Day
May (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day
May (Tuesday) – National Maritime Day
May – Memorial Day (Long Weekend) – Nygard Regatta, Camp Brown, Scotland, MD. Details and boarding
manual at http://www.seascout.net/chesapeake/special_events/regatta.htm.
330 miles round trip. Cost is gas of $10 plus $70 for a total
May (Monday) – Election of Boatswain for the ensuing year.
June (Friday) – 2012 Bermuda Ocean Race departs Annapolis, MD for Bermuda.
Details at http://www.bermudaoceanrace.com/.
June (Wednesday) – Tall Ships Arrive – War of 1812 Bicentennial, Baltimore,
at http://starspangled200.com/events_list .
2012 (Weekend) – Shipwreck Weekend, Chesapeake Bay.
Date, location and details TBA. In
the past, the scenario has been that the youth members are dumped on the edge of
the Bay with a pile of boards, inner tubes, rope, one MRE, and one Gallon water
jug per person, told that the ship they were on sank, all the adults were
drowned, and the youth have to take what they salvaged and survive on an island
for the weekend.
July (Wednesday) – Independence Day
2012 (afternoon/evening) – Ship 25 Road Rally, York County, PA.
Date and details TBA. Teams of driver/navigator take on an interesting
road course. Winning is not dependent on speed, but on careful driving and
accurate navigation. Cost: free.
July, 2012 (Thursday - Sunday) – Sea Scout Centennial ScoutFleet Celebration
at Baltimore, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. This will be a major celebration of the 100th Anniversary of
Sea Scouting – a once-ever gigantic event. Thursday we will crew SSTV Der
PeLiKan from Pasadena, MD to Baltimore Inner Harbor.
We will berth on Der PeLiKan during the Centennial, and crew her during
the Parade of Small Ships. Friday we
can tour historic vessels and other attractions in the Inner Harbor.
The $90 Registration Fee includes
patch, Opening Ceremony Friday night, mini-regatta Saturday morning, Parade of
Small Ships – Fleet Review on Saturday afternoon, and a dinner-dance Saturday
night at the Rusty Scupper restaurant. Sunday
will have a Blessing of the Fleet, after which we will depart on our Ship 25
Long Cruise. Registration Deadline
is May 1. Price goes to $100 after
22-29 July (Sunday to Sunday) – Ship 25 Long Cruise to Norfolk, Tangier and Smith Islands. Sunday – Depart after Centennial Blessing of the Fleet from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for Norfolk, VA. Monday – Arrive Norfolk in evening. Pass Naval Station Norfolk, homeport of U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet. Dock at Waterside Marina. Supper ashore. Tuesday – Tour Nauticus and Battleship USS WISCONSIN. Underway after supper for Tangier Island. Wednesday – Arrive Tangier. Berth at Park’s Marina. Breakfast at Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House. Thursday – All day ashore in Tangier Island.
Saturday – Depart Smith Island mid-morning for Pasadena, MD. Sunday – Arrive in Pasadena, MD. Clean boat. Stow gear. Cost is $350, with a $100 deposit due March 19 - $100.00. Remaining payments due as follows: April 16 - $100, May 14 - $100, and the balance June 11 - $50. Note: There are a maximum of 12 berths available for this long cruise. To reserve your spot, a deposit of $100 not later than March 19 is essential. Any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Required: BSA Annual Health Medical Record, Parts A, B, &C on or after August 1, 2011, BSA Swimmer Certification dated on or after August 1, 2011, Certification for BSA Safe Swim Defense – Obtain through MyScouting.org, and Ship 25 Application to Participate in Ship 25 Activity (Permission Slip).
*12-18 August (Sunday to Saturday)
– Troop 90 Land Scout Long Cruise. Ship 25 will take Boy Scout Troop 90
from Lancaster County, PA on a Land Scout Long Cruise and make sailors out of
them on SSTV Der PeLiKan. Skipper
will need 2-3 Sea Scouts from our ship to act as instructors/experienced hands.
Route and costs TBA.
*12-18 August (Sunday to Saturday) – Troop 90 Land Scout Long Cruise. Ship 25 will take Boy Scout Troop 90 from Lancaster County, PA on a Land Scout Long Cruise and make sailors out of them on SSTV Der PeLiKan. Skipper will need 2-3 Sea Scouts from our ship to act as instructors/experienced hands. Route and costs TBA.
September (Monday) – Labor Day
September (Monday) – Labor Day
September (Saturday) – Safety at Sea Day, US Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay,
Baltimore. Date and details TBA.
October (Monday) – Columbus Day
October (Weekend) – Wilderness Survival Weekend, Camp Hidden Valley,
Loysville, PA. Sponsored by the New Birth of Freedom Council.
October (Weekend) – HMS SULTANA Downrigging Festival, Chestertown, MD. Details TBA.
See tall sailing ships from all over the Bay area gather in historic
October (Wednesday) – Halloween
November (Monday) – Veterans Day observed
(Weekend) – Turkey Cookoff, Camp Rodney, Northeast, MD.
Date and details
TBA. We team up with Troop 25 to
spend a weekend overlooking the Bay and preparing an exquisite full Thanksgiving
dinner in the field, with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry
sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie, whipped topping, etc.
A gourmet’s delight!
November (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day
December (Monday night) – Absolute deadline for 2013 Scout Registration money
and Ship’s dues.
December (Tuesday) – Christmas Day
~ 2013 ~
*April 26-28, 2013 - Venturing
Phenomenon at Mason-Dixon Council’s Camp Sinoquipe, Fort Littleton, PA. Details
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