Sea Scouts

Members of the Sea Scouts, Alameda Council rescued a missing distressed kayaker in San Francisco Bay near Pittsburg on July 20.

The Sea Scouts, a branch of the Boy Scouts of America, were going on a scouting cruise on their Sea Scout Ship No. 9 Sea Fox from Hunter’s Point in San Francisco to Pittsburg in the early morning hours of Friday, July 20.

Every year as part of their fundraising projects just before Thanksgiving, the Sea Scouts drive up to the Sierra, and with the help of their parents, collect pine cones. Then just after Thanksgiving they return to the to collect the limbs. With these materials, the Scouts this year built 250 swags, 
25 miniature pine trees and 25 door knockers. The scouts then sell these products to fund programs that teach young people about the sea and sailing. 



The Sea Scouts hosted an open house at Ballena Bay last Saturday. Interested parties were welcomed by (left to right) Bob Karn, Mike Muetz and Russ McKinley. The trio wants to invite potential Sea Scouts to enjoy a day cruise aboard the Sea Scout Ship Makai from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 27. 

They will sail to Angel Island, enjoy a barbecue lunch and more sailing after lunch. To learn more, call Darryl Sweet at (408) 507-1558.