CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042 x62
July 13, 2016
For Immediate Release
SEA SCOUT SHIP 548 RECEIVES AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Join the Calvert Marine Museum in congratulating Sea Scout Ship 548 on receiving the Regional Commodore’s Award of Excellence for the Northeast Region.
The Commodore’s Award of Excellence is given to Sea Scout Ships that show leadership and the best examples of Sea Scouting in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. The Sea Scout Ship Sea Eagle – Ship 548 is registered in the “Gold” level for increased membership, retention of membership, rank advancement, leadership development, and community service projects.
Head Youth Officer, Skipper Douglas Yeckley, has lead the local Sea Scout since starting this National Capital Area Council (NCAC) chapter in 1998. The NCAC is part of the Chesapeake Flotilla Ship and currently meets on Tuesday evenings at the Calvert Marine Museum. The adults that assist the Ship have completed local, regional, and national training.
Sea Scouting is a co-educational program for young adults from ages 14 – 21. They have sailed the high seas in search of adventure, while providing assistance to fellow boaters in need since 1912. Sea Scouting builds character and members learn to sail, row, and keep a boat in shape. Scouts can also learn to dive, be active in social events, tours, regattas, excursions, and seamanship contests, along with doing community service activities.
If you are interested in becoming a Sea Scout or to receive more information, contact the NCAC Squadron Commodore, Douglas Yeckley at email@example.com.
CMM Photo Attached: Sea Scouts present Award of Excellence plaque to CMM – pictured l to r is Ed Gies - Charter Representative, Sherrod Sturrock – Acting CMM Director, Brenda Renninger – Ship’s Boatswain and Doug Yeckley – Head Skipper
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.