The Boy Scouts of Troop 43 in Sea Cliff are preparing for a unique, high adventure experience next Spring - spending a week learning to sail, navigate and crew 50’ sailboats in the Bahamas. It's all part of the Boy Scouts of America's High Adventure program, in which scouts across the United States can apply to participate in once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
The Sea Cliff scouts chose a sailing expedition with the Florida Sea Base program, designed to teach scouts how to handle large sailboats in the real world conditions of the Abacos Sea, off of the Bahamas. Twenty-four scouts and leaders will make up two sailing crews. Other than the captain, the boys will manage the vessels, being responsible for everything from cooking to cleaning. They will also have time to fish, snorkel, swim, and learn about the local customs on the small Bahamian islands they will visit.
In order to make this grand adventure possible, the scouts will spend the next eight months concentrating on fundraising efforts.
On Sunday September 27th, they will have a booth at the Glen Head/Glenwood Business Association Fair in Glen Head, selling Glen Head, Sea, Cliff and Glenwood Landing bumper-stickers, bottles of water and other goods. On Sunday, October 4th , the scouts will be selling similar items at the Sea Cliff Mini-Mart. Please stop by either event to support the Sea Cliff Troop 43 Boy Scouts as they prepare for their adventure. You can also visit their troop website www.seaclifftroop43.org or their fundraising site www.seabase43.info to learn more about their trip and how to become a supporter.
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