Skipper, Mate C.J., Boatswain Tim, Boatswain's Mate Matt,
Yeoman Amanda, Purser Leah, Storekeeper Isaiah, and Crewmember Drew attended the annual
Chesapeake Flotilla Wardroom Winter Sea Scout Training Weekend at Camp Round Meadow, Catoctin
Mountain Park, near Thurmont, MD on the weekend of 10-12 January, 2003.
These training weekends give both youth and adults a great opportunity to shake off the
winter doldrums, to socialize with other Sea Scouts and Scouters from all corners of the
wardroom, and to learn some useful Sea Scout skills in the process.
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Chesapeake Flotilla Wardroom Sea Scout Winter Training Weekends are
traditionally held annually in early January at Camp Round Meadow in the
Catoctin Mountain Park, a facility of the National Park Service, located in the
Catoctin Mountains about 10 miles west of Thurmont, MD. At right is the
dining hall where we check in, have our meals, and socialize during our free
time. At left is the "computer room" which has no computers
whatsoever but which we do use for Bo'sun's meetings and adult leader meetings.
One of the four cabins at Round Meadow. These are used for Sea Scout berthing
at night and for classrooms during the day.
Meals are served cafeteria style, prepared and served by Sea Scout volunteers
under the direction of veteran Sea Scouter Bill Cheeseman.
Here we see some of the troops finishing breakfast before heading off to their
first training class.
Mate James Klimek of SSS LONGRIDER, Sea Scout Ship 759, shares his knowledge of
marine electrical systems with the Sea Scouts. At night the bunks are
lined up along the bulkheads for berthing.
The gym at Camp Round Meadow is a place for recreation during off-duty hours and
also is the site for drill instruction.
Sea Scout Geof Boals, a member of the drill team at SUNY Maritime Academy in New
York, gets some of the troops in formation to begin a drill instruction period.
The gym also holds additional classrooms that can be used for classes such as
the Maryland Safe Boating Course.
The Presidential Retreat at Camp David is just down the road from Camp Round
Meadow. This is as close as the general public is ever likely to get to
Ship 25 thanks Frank and Geof Boals, Bill Cheeseman, Robin
Oulette, the various instructors, and all the many other folks whose efforts
make events like this possible.