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June 05
Troop 580 Takes Memorable Trip to Sea Base

A whole year in the making, Troop 580 finally embarked on its seven-day trip to the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base in the Florida Keys last week. The high-adventure trip began when the group of eight, five scouts and three leaders, flew into Key West on May 28 for the start of an unforgettable voyage.

The Troop spent five nights out on the water aboard a 42-foot sailboat under the guidance of Captain Gerald. After getting their sea legs and overcoming some slight cases of sea sickness, the group spent the week sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, even playing some sand volleyball during their short stints back to land. Home base for the Troop was located on Lower Matecumbe Key, which is located 75 miles south of Miami.

Despite scattered rain showers over the first three days, Troop 580 found plenty of time for fishing. The Scouts managed to catch 89 fish, including a 2 ½ foot shark, to win the award for Most Fish during the week.

When the weather finally cooperated towards the end of their stay, the Troop had the opportunity to snorkel along the coral reef in calm waters. Beneath the surface the Scouts explored an old ship wreck and took in the sights of being surrounded by thousands of fish.

For more information about Sea Base, visit



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580 Parent & Committee Memeber

I was in St. Louis wishing for (and still am) a Mom's Week at Seabase!  I'm thankful that our boys had the opportunity and leaders to go.     
Linda Wolff on 6/6/2013 8:38 AM

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