The Explorer Sea Scouts have been active in Packanack since 1976. Our members range from 14 years old to 86 and we are always looking for new members.
According to seascouts.org, “Sea Scouting in America was founded in 1912. That year, Arthur A. Carey of Waltham, Massachusetts, had Sea Scouts using the schooner Pioneer and was appointed Chairman of the National Council Committee on Sea Scouting. That summer, Charles T. Longstreth organized a Sea Scout patrol on his yacht in Philadelphia. Both of these men prepared pamphlets on Sea Scouting and Carey’s Cruising for Sea Scouts was the first literature related to Sea Scouting.”
Sailing experience is not necessary for boys and girls who wish to join Ship 104. They will receive expert instruction during many practice days aboard the ‘Crews Inn”. The “Crews Inn” is docked at the Stuyvesant Yacht Club on City Island which is an easy trip from Packanack.
Ship 104 began in 1958 and has explored the sea and northeast coastline while sharing adventure and camaraderie while learning the art of sailing.
Ship 104 works as a crew unit practicing boat handling, boat drill and repair.
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