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.
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.
information about Sea Base, visit www.BSASeaBase.org.