Updated 05/03/2005 11:05 AM
Detters Mill to Camp Ganoga Great Canoe Race and Sleepover of 2002.
4-5 May 2002, Northern York County, PA
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* They claim they would have placed 2nd, but decided to hop out of their canoe and go swimming instead and wait for the girls.
Later that night, at the dance party, Boatswain's Mate Joe meets Warington, the Ship 25 headless Sea Scout. For photos of the dance party with laser lights, fog machines, lava lamps, glitter balls, black lights, rotating searchlight, wild music, etc. - sorry, you just had to be there. Come next time and see for yourself.
While the party-goers trip the light fantastic inside the Sea Base, Drew and Matt look suspicious underneath a flag hoist signal that reads, "These are the girls' swimsuits." Consult the U.S. Hydrographic Office Pub 102 for further details.
The morning after the night before
Boatswain's Mate Joe decides sleeping inside the "Deviled Egg" is preferable to sleeping on the Sea Base floor. Later that morning, while Joe used the Skipper's car to get an emergency re-supply of breakfast donuts, the "Deviled Egg" was mysteriously levitated to the middle of a nearby field. Alien abduction? Both the US Air Force and 60 Minutes are investigating.
Guess what ship we're from! In the final competition of the weekend, the "How fast can you chew one donut and swallow it" contest, Leah brought in another victory for Ship 25 with a record time of 53 seconds. Tuckahoe staff again placed second with a time of well over one minute. Leah's stunning victory was all the more remarkable in that she had already consumed five practice donuts. Way to go, girl!
After a 20 mile canoe race, partying until 3 a.m., and with a 0900 Reveille the following morning, Isaiah, Leah, and Tim still find the energy to go sailing in Tuscarora on the Susquehanna River just below the Wrightsville Bridge.
Tuscarora under full sail, manned by Isaiah, Tim, and Leah. As the water rat said in Wind in the Willows, "There is nothing, ... nothing so much fun as messing around in boats." Or, as the Skipper is wont to say, "Sea Scouts have more fun!"
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