Welcome to our site! B.S.A. Ship 228 Patriot Path Council - N.J.
Ship 228 "Sea Dart II" is located at the Sea Scout Base on the Rahway River in Rayway N.J. off Tremley Pt Road - The Scouts & Leaders meet every Saturday at the base at 10:00 Hrs. Please feel free to visit and see what Sea Scouting is all about or email for more information or to be added to email list for automatic updates: SeaScoutShip228@aol.com
Sea Dart II Topside Inspection:
Monday May 20th 2013 is when the USCG will perform Ship-228s Topside Inspection on ou Training Vessel Sea Dart II. If any Crew Member is available any time during the day please stop bye and give a hand. I will need a Crew for the MOB Operation and Engine Room Engineer. Thanks........Mr. K ---------- Any adult that is interested in the operation of a T-Boat or is interested in joining Sea Scouts and is available on Monday please stop bye and help. I will train you.
SSS Propeller Sea Scout Visits Sea Dart II:
East Meets West - Yesterday a Sea Scout from Tacoma, Washington was a guest on "Ship-288 Sea Dart II". Ordinary Rank Sea Scout Elliott is a Crew Member on the Sea Dart's sister vessel "SSS Propeller T- 480". Elliot stated how much of a difference there was between the interior arrangement of the Dart and his boat although they are identically built. The Main power plant on the Propeller is a Cat-358. She was built in San Diego, California.
Saturday March 16 2013:
2013 Scout Jamboree:
New Century Sea Scout Uniforms:
Up Date From Committee Meeting January 15 2013:
February 8th 2013 - Munsee District Klondike - See Skipper Rags - No Cost....February 10th 2013 - CPR/AED American Red Cross - Cost $20.00....Saturday April TBA Haul Out Tottenville Marina - All Hands....Saturday May 11 2013 - Shakedown Cruise - All Hands - Include MOB....Mid May - Open Hose - May be coupled with Short Cruise.... May 25 2013 - Family/Friends Day - No Cost....Friday June TBA 2013 - Scout Weekend Sandy Hook - Food Costs....Scuba Tryouts & Swim Test For New Scouts TBA - Cost $15.00 see Mr H....3 Day Cruise "Mystic Whaler" July 28 - July 21st - $325.00 See Skipper Rags....Since The Ship gained some funds at Tom's 85th Birthday, he may have another Party at Yacht Club for donations 50/50. If any member past & present has ideas to help with funding or Scout Membership pleas contact Committee. If any alumni is associated with a Fire Department would you investigate getting the Sea Dart's Fire Extinguishers updated as a donation. This will save the Ship $400.00 email me. SeaScoutShip228@aol.com I will deliver & pickup. Our Electric Pole Feed Line was damaged by "Sandy" and needs repair. Any Member
who knows an Electrician who would be willing to repair it, that would be appreciated also.
Your Committee is planing other events - We will keep you informed. Please help out when you can.
Red Cross CPR/AED Training:
The Red Cross is giving a CPR/AED Training on February 10 2013. Both Cards It Cost $20.00 and is at Camp Alpine NJ. (5 Mins North George Washington Bridge off 9W). CPR Cards good for 1-Year. First Aid Cards Good for 3-Years. Cards will be received 14 days after the Course. If interested email me.
Congratulations To Our Bosun Michael:
Michael Tisdal Has Received a Scholarship to SUNY Maritime Academy following in James Footsteps. CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL!!!!
Ship-228 Committee Meeting:
A Committee Meeting Will Be Held Tuesday January 15th at Rahway Yacht Club. It will Start Promptly at 19:30 Hrs.
The North East Region "Telegraph" For Winter 2012 Has Been Posted: Follow Links
This Months Meeting Has Been Cancelled - Will Kee Everyone Updated.
2013 Bridge of Honor:
Boarding Manual - See Attachment
2013 Cruising Season:
Next Season the Ship's Committee and Scouts plan on increasing our activities with the Sea Dart II. Just a reminder. In order to run our program we need you and your friends support. Even though we are an all Male Ship our Day Cruises and Charters are Co-Ed. Day Charters by Companies or Groups will remain at the same Cost as the last several years. This is to cover the expenses of Fuel & Programs. Sea Scout Day Events are also Co-Ed. There are several Sea Scout Day Events planned that are no Cost. Merry Christmas! See you all next Year.........Mr K
2013 New York Boat Show:
The NY Boat Show is from Friday January 4 to Sunday January 6 2013 at the Javits Center in Manhattan The Cost is $15.00/person. If you are interested in going and possibly meeting up with Ship-24 on the weekend. There is a group discount of $3.00/person for 10 or more. E-mail Mr K if interested.
Sea Dart Cruises 2013:
In April 2013 the Sea Dart will be hauled out for USCG Inspection and Refitting at Tottenville Marina. Time & Date to be announced. Saturday May 25 will be Harbor Cruise for Family & Friends. Friday June 28 is scheduled as Scout Weekend to Sandy Hook Cove. This is just a start there will be more Activities Posted. We will also start Sailboat Handling in Spring with our new training sailboat. During the winter months there will be a Course for NJ License. A Scuba Day at the YMCA in Rahway. Swimming Test for new Scouts. Join Ship-228 For Fun & Adventure!!
Ships Meeting Monday December 3 2012:
Last night the Committee Members met and prepared for the 2013 Season. New officers were elected and we went over Ships Business and 2013 Calendar. Tom Handley was reelected Chairman. Rags Buchner was nominated by Mr K and accepted the Skippers position. There will be dates posted of our Cruises. The will be a Family/Friends Cruise - A Fishing Day aboard Sea Dart II - A Weekend to Sandy Hook. Also for the Scouts there will be Swimming Day and a SCUBA Day. Training for NJ Boating Course License will also be posted. Haul Out for the Dart and C.G. Inspection will be in April. Save a day to help out. We also have several new adult members.
December 1 2012 - Farewell:
Today Officers of Ship 228 said good bye to our friend Jack Hurff. Jack has volunteered his Service to Ship-228 for over 15 years. His mechanical ability helped the keep many old pieces of the Sea Dart's equipment functioning. As a Ship Mate and Friend he will be Greatly missed.
Sea Base Update:
Today Saturday November 24th was another good catch up day at the Sea Base. Rags along with Dave and crew started cleanup of the debris caught between the barge and shore line. James started to add antifreeze to winterize the Sea Dart. Mr K started welding the barge connection to the standoff for the down river side. This past Wednesday the pilings that Rags had secured for the Bollards were hammered in by a back hoe for more support. All and all a good week for the Sea Base. Thanks to all that participated since the Storm.
Patriot Path Council Blood Drive:
Due the the recent storm a Blood Drive is being sponsored by the Scouting Community If you are able to donate call United Methodist Church - 201 Lincoln Avenue East - Cranford NJ 07016 or stop by.
Barge Back Floating!:
The Sea Base is almost back to normal after members from Ship-228 & Ship-243 pitched in Saturday to prepare her for Sunday. Sunday the "Little Tug That Could" pulled the Barge off the bank and she is floating once more. Ship-228 wishes to Thank all involved.
Seal Course 2013:
The Liberty Flotilla is holding a "Seal Course" for all Qualified Sea Scouts. If you Qualify fill out Application and see your Skipper.
Storm - Sea Base November 1 2012:
II just got back from the Sea Base and it's very bad. I do think with a coordinated effort of all crew members we can get everything set again. I have outlined a sort of starting plan listed and will post pictures soon. The up river side seems pretty well intact and the "Sea Horse" seems ok. First I believe we should move the Dart along side with stern in deeper water so we don't have to worry about the rocks behind her. 2. We should call PSE&G and shut down electric to pole. Then we should move all land boats to left corner. If we can get large equipment it would be easier, but we can do it with what we have available now. 3. All attachments to barge need to be removed. (Down River Beam and Ramp ) Figure next higher than normal tide - a set date and time. Lighten the Barge on shore side as much as possible and pump her out. Try and tow off with Dart. Also see if we can get some piece of land equipment to push at same time. We need to work all together and get this done.
Storm- "Sea Dart II"
Yesterday I checked on the Sea Base to make sure everything is secured for "Sandy". The small sailboat is secured with a chain and lock to the mast. The straps were tied tighter. Extra line has been placed on Dart and in water sailboat. The Barge lines and cable were check and all are secure. The wind was from NNE like last time so except for high tide all should do well. Everyone be safe and stay indoors.
Partial 2013 Calendar Posted:
Join Ship-228 In 2013 For Fun & Adventure - Fishing/Family Day Boat Trips. Learn Sailing on our newly acquired Training Sailboat. Email Trained BSA Leader Bill Kerber "SeaScoutShip228@aol.com" or Visit Our "Sea Base" any Saturday between 10Am and 2Pm. 4400 Tremley Point Road on the Rahway River. South Plainfield Avenue Over The Turnpike past Fuel Depot.
Linden Halloween Parade:
Sunday October 28th 2012 at !3:00 Hrs JoinTroop 40 Cub & Boy Scouts For Fun In The LInden Halloween Parade. Meet Trained Leader Rags B At The Train Station Underpass. The Parade Will Be Traveling Eastward. Join Thee "Boy Scout Pirates of Linden" with you best Pirate Costume.
Saturday August 18th 2012:
Ship-24 is having Swimming Training and Canoe Training at Pouch Camp Staten Island. Ship-228 is invited. Any Scouts that need advancement Training or just for fun! - get in touch with Mr. K - Email: SeaScoutShip228@aol.com
Saturday June 09 2012 - ROTC Harbor Cruise:
Today the Sea Dart II Cruised New York Harbor & Hudson River with Linden H.S. ROTC Candidates. We visited the "USS Intrepid" and ever on viewed the Shuttle "Enterprise".
Memorial Day Cruise 2012:
This Past Memorial Day Sea Dart II Cruised New York Harbor - The Weather Was Great And All Officers & Scouts Had A Great Time!
May 26 2012 - Tall Ships Harbor Cruise:
Today the "Sea Dart II" Cruised N.Y. Harbor up to the "Intrepid" to view the "Tall Ships". On Board was Patriot Path"s Unit Commissioner and his Family. The weather held out and it was a good cruise. All had a great time. Bosun Michael and Ship 228 Crew piloted most of the way. Thank you also goes out to Jerry from Ship-243 for taking charge of lines in departing and docking.
50 Year Reunion Update:
Last Night Was Committee Meeting For Ship-228. Included was Reunion Discussion. I will try and set up a Conference Call later this Month for members on Reunion Committee so I can get updates on what you volunteered to help with. If this doesn't work out. Please come to next Ships Meeting. The Committee Consists of me as Chairman. Brant Wright (Alumni Notification/Guest List). Jim Zat (Hall Acquisition ). Mike Wright (Funds/Accounting). Tom Handley (Caterer). Joe Mitterando Jr. & Sr. (Entertainment 50/50 Raffle Basket) We also need Volunteer for Decorations.
NJ Boating Course: "CANCELLED"
This Saturday May 12 is Boating Course. Location is Rahway Yacht Club. 09:00hrs to 17:00hrs.
Bring Lunch. Call Mr Handley To Register.
Mothers Day Cruise Cancelled:
The Venturing Cruise set for Mothers Day has been Cancelled.
Ship-228 Committee Meeting Thursday May 10 2012. 19:30 Hrs at Rahway Yacht Club
Ham Radio License:
Course For A FCC Radio License Will Begin May 16th At 19:00 hrs. It will last 4-6 Sessions. If your interested in more information please contact Mate Joe Mitterando on Facebook.
Ship Training-Work Party-Cruise:
The Sea Dart will be hosting Ship-584 from Connecticut the weekend of April 20-22nd. They plan on arriving on Friday Night. Staying aboard and help preparing the Dart on Saturday. On Sunday the Sea Dart will take it's annual Shake Down Cruise.
Ham Radio License:
Joe Mitterando is scheduling a "Ham Radio License" Course in the near future. The cost for materials will be around $15.00. If you are interested or have any questions please notify him. He is on Face Book.
Ships Committee Meeting/Reunion:
Last week a Ships Meeting was held. Our new COR Mike Wright Chaired the meeting. Mr Art Laboe from the Council was present and he said Patriot Path Council will assist us in advertising and help us obtain more Scouts. Everyone agreed this will be a Big step making Ship-228 more ahead. The Ships 50 Year Reunion was also discussed. The date and hall are set. We need more members to give us notice that they will attend. So far the Chairman Mr K has 12 positives listed. We need a lot more to make this happen. Please notify your intentions to "SeaScoutShip228@aol.com". The Date September 8 2012. Place: VFW Post Rahway. Cost $60.00/Person. Any questions email.
Very Sad News:
Winter 2012 "The Telegraph":
50 Year Reunion Update:
Committee Meeting Update - Mr H,Brant,Bill B,Rags,Jim,Myself met last night. The committee wen over Ships business and also included Reunion. The set date is September 8th 2012, Saturday. We need to start knowing who is going and get head count. The VFW Post only holds 150 people. If you are planning on attending let Brant know. We also will be needing start-up money so we will need a small deposit say $25.00/Ticket. Tickets will be aprox $60.00 each. Bran is going to set up separate account for this. Please get in touch with him. Each ticket will receive commemoration mug with Ships Logo on it. Meanwhile the Ship is looking for funding. Keep that in mind if you can do something. Jim Z is handling the hall. If you have a connection for a Caterer let committee know.
Ship-228 Committee Meeting Monday March 5th
19:30hrs Rahway Yacht Club:
This Years 2 Week Cruise Ship-228 Will be attending Op-Sail of Tall Ships in Connecticut. We also will be berthing at our regular Ports of Call and returning to the Connecticut Gam before coming home. The Committee is planing for the Celebration of the 100 Years of Sea Scout!! We are also planning for our 50 Year Reunion. Please get in touch with the Committee if you are looking to attend either event.
Mr H has set up a Professional Boating Course for obtaining the NY/NJ License. If you are interested in taking it give him a call - The Cost Adult Crew is $35.00 - Scouts $15.00.
Ship-228 Committee Meeting:
Monday February 6 2012 At 19:30 hrs
Rahway Yacht Club
Ship-228 50 Year Reunion Minutes From January 19 2012:
Minutes From Meeting Left Side Of This Page.
Cruise Ship Tragedy:
Yesterday's Cruise Ship Tragedy is a perfect example of why Sea Scouts learn "The Sea Promise"!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!!
Sea You All Next Year!..........
50 Year Reunion:
All Present and Past and Present members please follow what is happening with Reunion by going to link lower left on Facebook. Mike or I will post updates as soon as they become available. Yesterday Several Officer Renewed their CPR/First Aid Cards. One of our older Scouts Michael also. Congratulations to all who past the Practical and the 3 Written Tests...... :) There were a lot of important changes.
Saturday December 10 2011 - 50 Year Reunion Uupdate:
All Sea Scouts Alumni - Mr. H, Mike, andI just had an informal meeting and I have will be the Committee Chair for the Reunion. Mr. H suggested that we have it a the Elks Hall if it is available. The suggested time period will be in the Fall of 2012. What we need at this times someone in charge of Entertainment. Mike & Brant will take over tracking down and notifying all Alumni. Mike will also set up a conference call for all that are interested in helping. Please notify Mike or Me if you want to help. Thank You.
Adult Leadership CPR First Aid Training:
This Saturday November 10 Is Adult Leadership Training For CPR/First Aid. for more information or to participate call Mr H or Deidre. The Cost is $45.00. Check made out to. "Liberty Flotilla"
This morning the Sea Dart II received its annual COI which is good till November 2012. Mr H would like to have a Committee Meeting before Christmas. The Date will be posted. Next year is the 100 Year Anniversary of Sea Scouting. There will be a Celebration in Baltimore Harbor. We are planning on making the trip there as our annual "Two Week Cruise". This will be one of the topics discussed at the meeting. I will add a link so you can read more about it..............Mr K
First Aid Training:
Ship-24 is giving First Aid Training for Scouts Wednesday November 23 2011 at 19:00hrs at the Scout Hall. Any Scouts needing this for advancement please ntf Mr K. I will make arrangements to get you there. The next training for this will be given by Liberty Flotilla. TBA. The "Bridge of Honor Ball" is coming up fast. Check your uniforms for fit. It will take time to order new ones or resize the ones you own. "Be Prepared" - Don't wait for last minute.
Saturday October 15th Visit Of Ship-24 Staten Island NY:
This Past Saturday Ship-24 Traveled To The Rahway Sea Scout Sea Base In New Jersey for our open house. The Crew had the opportunity to visit a US Army T Boat the "Sea Dart II". Ship 24 Crew also spent time learning the systems on board the 65' power boat and the Sail Boat "Scout-X-Scape". They met with members of the Sea Dart Crew. Lunch was provided on board. When it was time to trek back to Staten Island Ship 24 Crew were reluctant to leave..... :) Ship-24 Crew is ready to help with maintenance and can't wait to participate in the next "Long Cruise"
Saturday October 8th 2011:
This Past Saturday Myself Chairman Tom Mate Rags and Mate Jack plus 3 Sea Scouts had a nice day at the Sea Base. Jack is rebuilding the Fresh water pump and the forward bilge is coming along. Rags is refitting our boat deck davit. Lunch was supplied by Chairman Tom Handley. Don't forget Saturday October 15th is our "Open House".
Saturday October 15th 2011:
Sea Scout Ship-24 Greater New York Councils Will Be Guests Of Ship-228 "Sea Dart II" A Social Gathering And Pizza Party. Other Ships or Troops Are Welcome To Attend. We will meet at 10:00hrs at the Sea Base:
Pause for a moment on this day and reflect on those that have perished. Say a Silent Prayer
Life Saving Merit Badge Course:
Any Ship-228 Scout that is a Swimmer that wishes to take the "Life Saving Merit Badge Course" get in touch with me ASAP. The Course is Free. It will be giving in two parts. Full Days
Saturday September 3 2011 Part 1
Sunday September 11 2011 Part 2
Location - Pouch Camp - Manor Rd - Staten Island
Course Given By Ship-24 Staten Island Council
Saturday August 27 2011:
Today several officers and Scouts responded to the Sea Base to prepare the Boats for Irene. The 2 sailboats on shore were rafted together for more stability. The Barge was secured with extra line. Dock Lines were doubled up on the "Sea Dart" and the "Scout-X-Scape". The 19' was tightly secure to the Dart. The small boats ashore were tied down. Anchors were set also as an additional method just in case to the SD and SXS. Also some more work was complete on the Sea Dart. Lets hope all that was accomplished today was enough for the boats to ride through the Storm.
Saturday August 20 2011:
Today was a very productive day for Training and Maintenance of the Sea Dart. A full crew was present to catch up on much needed repairs. The new Scouts are learning very quickly the ropes. ( Lines .... :) )
Ahoy Mates/Crew And Interested Visitors. I received information that some of the links and downloads on this site are nonoperational. I am trying to fix the problem. If you are still having problems please email me at SeaScoutShip228@aol.com. I remain unaware unless notified.
Saturday August 13 2011:
Today was a short work party day. Mr H & Mr K with the help of our new Scout Michael reinstalled the repaired heat exchanger on the Starboard Generator. We were also visited by our New Unit Commissioner and he vowed to work more with us in the future. Thank You Steven.
Ship-228 Committee & 50 Year Reunion Committee Meeting:
Wednesday August 17 2011 There will be Meetings held at the Rahway Yacht Club at 19:30 hrs. All that can respond this would be the time to show your support. A Committee will be pick to formulate plans for our 50 year reunion.
We had a little set back with our Radar but with the assistance of our new Scout Michael it was repaired today.
New Sea Scout Member:
Today the crew met our new Sea Scout - Welcome Aboard Michael!
Board Of Review:
Before the Long Cruise Ship-228 will have a Board Of Review for Advancement. Scouts wishing to move up in rank please submit request to Skipper & Mr K if you feel you are ready.
Haulout - USCG Inspection:
Thursday June 23rd the Sea Dart II will be leaving the Sea Base at 16:00hrs for Tottenville Marina for bottom inspection. She will be hauled Friday. Scouts and Officers are invited to come along. We also will need help to pull Sea Valves for inspection of Friday. The crew will also need transportation back to NJ if anyone is available.
Shake Down Cruise:
The Sea Dart went on it's 2011 Shake Down Cruise this evening. Thanks to all the Officers and Sea Scouts who kept her Ship Shape this past winter she performed perfectly! We had one slight electronics problem to to a deadl battery. Any one want to donate a new 12 volt car battery let me know........ :)
Memorial Day Cruise - Sunday 14:30 Hrs:
The Sea Dart II will be going out for it's annual Shake Down Cruise Sunday May 29 at 14:30hrs All Crew Report To Sea Base in Uniform.
Saturday April 30th Work Party:
Today once again the crew is getting ready for Summer Cruising. Enven though at the present time we have a smaller crew everyone pitched in. Skipper Dennis BQ hambughers for the crew. Rags and a couple of Scouts cleaned up the Shore Line at Low Tide to do our part with Earth Day. He also started to construct a new small boat ramp with the solid rubble in lot. It was a great surprise and pleasure to meet Matt again and introduce him to our present Crew and Skipper. Mr Handley is looking to have a 50 Year Ship's Reunion for past crew members. Old Alumni please get in touch with Matt through Face Book. In a couple of weeks we will be hauling out for USCG bottom inspection so any Alumni who want to stir up old memories your welcome to come along. I will buy the paint scrapers....... :)
Saturday March 26 2011 - North East Region Bridge Of Honor:
2011 North East Region Bridge of Honor Keynote Speaker - Rear Admiral Ranolph L. Mahr United States Navy - Former Sea Scout of Ship 228 "Sea Dart II" - Ship 228 Was Established In 1961 by Mr Tom Handley & John Nolan.
Saturday March 19 2011:
Ship-228 Crew Starts Preperation Of Their Vessel "Sea Dart II" for Summer Cruising. Crew Memebers Started Chipping Interior Decks For Repainting In Preperation For Summer Season. The Skipper Dennis And Mate "Rags" Vacumned The Exhaust Stacks. A Pizza Party Followed.
Coast Guard Bark Eagle:
The Coast Guard Has Invited Sea Scouts To Cruise this Summer from New York City to New London Connecticut On the Bark Training Ship "Eagle" - If you on interested in attending fill out application attached and send in before March 31 2011.
This Past Saturday Ship-228 Attended Liberty Flotilla Training At SUNY Maritime Academy. The Scouts Receive Training On Charts, Weather Plus More. Skipper Dennis received his Sea Scout Leader Training Knot.
At the end of February the Liberty Flotilla had Quarter Deck Training. Several Ships responded and all present learned something new plus had a Great Time learning with gifts during break. The high light of the day was Flotilla Bosun Shays' presentations. This past Saturday there was a full work crew at the Sea Base catching up on chores before the Cruising Season starts. Thanks to all the Crew that was present. Attached are Fliers for upcoming Training Events and Boarding Manual for Sea Scout Ball.
March 12 2011 Liberty Flottilla Training:
Sea Scout Training Day - SUNY Maritime College, Fort Schuyler, Bronx, New York, to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011. See Attachments Side Bar For More Infromation:
Wednesday February 23 2011 - Rahway Yacht Club - 19:30hrs
Scout Fleet 2012:
New England Quarterdeck Training On The USCG "Eagle":
Friday February 25 thru Sunday February 27 2011 - Cost $15.00 See Attachment
Co-Ed Aquatics Specialty Camp Ten Mile River:
Saturday January 29 2011 Quarterdeck Training:
New York Boat Show - January 19 to 23
15 Years Old And Under Free With A Paid Adult - Tickets On Line $10.00 ....... http://www.nyboatshow.com/attendees/admission.aspx
New Cruising/Training Year:
OK Crew Let's Get Started! The New Sea Scouting Year Has Begun! ( Check with the Skipper, Mr H or Mr K )
CPR & First Aid:
This past Saturday 6 Sea Scouts earned their CPR & First Aid Cards. The Officers also took the refresher Course.
The "Sea Dart II" Did Well With Her Inspection. There Are A Couple Of Minor Items We Need To Improve On Before Next Seasons Cruising Starts. This Saturday The Crew Will Start Winterizing Her.
Thank You Mark:
Thank You Mark For The Foul Weather Gear!! Happy Thanks Giving To You Too.
Happy Thanksgiving To All From Ship-228 "Sea Dart II"
Congratulations Sea Scout Alan For Becoming Certified!:
Alan recently completed his Open Water Dive to become PADI Certified - Congratulations!!
"Be Prepared" - Check 2011 Calendar:
Don't loose out on activities because you weren't prepared. Check the Calendar and read post on Face Book by Mr K and Skipper Dennis!
Join Us On Face Book:
Sea Scout Ship 228 - Rahway New Jersey
Sea Dart II Saturday November 6th Update:
Today we had a full compliment of Scouts and Leaders and the Sea Dart had a full work party. The Skipper & Mr K thank all those who attended. Also those Scouts and Leaders who need to obtain their N.J. Boating Certificate Call Mr H. or email SeaScoutShip228@aol.com
. Soon as we obtain 6 or more Mr Handley will schedule a course. He stated it will be under $20.00 for Scouts and Leaders.
New Sea Scout Manual:
The New Sea Scout Manual Is Out - The Scouts Who Have Already Started Advancement With The Last Edition Will Continue With It Towards Advancement. Mr K Is obtaining The Recent Manual Which Is In Loose Leaf Form. It Will Be Scaned And Given To All New Recruits From This Point Forward.
Regional Bridge Of Honor & Sea Scout Ball March 26 2011:
Regional Bridge Of Honor & Sea Scout Ball @ Holiday Inn Bridgeport NJ. - Previous Notification Required - Full Dress Uniform Required - Tour Permit Required - Notify Skipper or Mr K well in advance if you are attending. Hotel Rooms $86.00/4 Scouts Max Plus $45.00Each For Banquet Meal
Liberty Flotilla SUNY Sea Scout Training Day March 12 2011:
Notify Skipper or Mr K if you are going to attend - Tour Permit Required - Previous Notification Required!
Boarding Manual Will Be Posted When Available
CPR Training December 11 2010:
The Liberty Flotilla is having CPR Training on December 11 2010 at the Osceola Presbyterian Church in Clark, NJ. PLease notify Skipper or Mr K if you wish to attend. Leaders are required to have up to date CPR.
Sea Scout Camp Nautical 2011:
Any Scouts interesting in attending please notify Skipper Dennis or Mr. Kerber as soon as possible so we can file Tour Permits and make arrangements with Sea Scout Ship 584 "Dragon".
Please See Link For More Information:
Adventure Base Weekend at "USS Intrepid":
If Interested contact your Skipper or Mr K. Cost $16.00 + Carfare + Lunch
See www.intrepidmuseum.com for more information.
Support your local Maritime Museums
Ships Committee Meeting Thursday October 28 2010 Minutes:
See Attachment Down Load Lower Left:
Coast Guard Inspection:
The Sea Dart II will undergo an Inspection shortly. Please report promptly at 10:00 hrs this Saturday to assist with clean up and painting. We may also get underway for MOB Drill. Mr K and Skipper Dennis were at the base today preparing the new MOB Ladder for deployment.
Boy Scout Day At The Intrepid November 13 2010:
See Attachement For Discount Tickets
Saturday October 9 2010 Cruise:
Saturdays Departure Time Has Been Changed To 13:00 hrs. (1 PM for all you land lubbers.... :) )
The New Jersey Boating Course Will Be Giving On November 13 2010 - You must be 13 Years old to take the Course and obtain the "Boating Certificate" The Course is $40.00 For Sea Scouts. To obtain more information download attachment. Regester Now!
Thank You Cruise For Our Supporters:
Saturday October 9 2010 The Sea Dart II will be departing at 09:00 hrs for a 4 Hour "Thank You" Cruise for our Corporate and Friends of Sea Scout Ship-228 Supporters. Any Crew members interested in helping out please notify Mr K, Skipper Dennis or Mr Handley. Mr K Cell 757/788-986
"Safety At Sea" - Saturday September 25 2010:
All Crew Members and Officers that are interested in attending must notify the Skipper or Mr. K immediatly. The Cost is a nominal $15.00 which includes the "Clipper" lunch which will be cut by our ceremonial hacksaw....... This year awards will be given for the different events. An atachment is posted. The Uniform of the day will be "Class B" blue work shirts with black pants or shorts. Mr Handley will not be available so we may need addtional transportation. Mr K will be able to transport 3 Scouts. Any questions email or call Mr K.
Saturday September 11 2010 Update:
Today an Officers meeting was held on board. All members should be aware of the following. Members should check Ships Calendar for upcoming events which include "Thank You Cruise" "Sandy Hook Weekend Cruise" - "Safety At Sea Training"- "West Point Week End Cruise" - "Fishing Day" - "Man Overboard Training" & "Emergency Anchoring Procedure" - "USCG Top Side Inspection" - Possible Fishing Day. It was also bought to the attention of the Skipper and Officers that some Dress Blue Uniform Emblems are not properly affixed. Since Fall Training Meetings and Elections will Start soon one meeting will be uniform inspection. Please keep up to date and call Skipper or Mr K with any questions.
Saturday September 11 2010 Work Party:
Well the Labor Day Weekend Holiday is over. Time to get back to work. The Sea Dart has a topside inspection this year and a few items need to be taken care of. The tide will be right this Saturday so the first thing is turn her around and berth and secure her the correct way. I am unable to accomplish this by myself and need assistance. No Scouts were present this past Wednesday so Mr H and myself cleaned up and secured the boat deck and put items away. This weekend is "All Hands"! Also some items were left from the Long Cruise. Please check to see if you are missing anything.
Recieved From Past Ship-228 Crew Member:
Greetings to all on the Sea Dart II! I was extremely saddened to here of John Nolan’s passing this past week but I was also glad to see that the Sea Dart II is alive and well and training the youth of today to become the adults of tomorrow. I did run across the newer website at shutterfly and found out you folks just did your summer cruise. I hope Mr. Handly didn’t burn any breakfast pancakes. I also hoped nobody missed their watches. Awesome trip and hope you all have many stories to tell and worked together to enjoy what has to offer. Believe me for any of you who went, those summer cruise memories will last you a life time.
I live here in Florida but I always remember the Sea Dart and what it means to be youth as well as an adult learning aboard her (1978 to 2003). I still retain my 100 ton inland license thanks to the many inspirational people on the Sea Dart.
Please keep the Sea Dart in ship shape, as I know you are, so in the future she can be to others what she is to you now. She is the perfect Sea Scout ship.
Good cruising, good learning, God be with you all and be safe in all your sea adventures.
Wednesday September 1 2010 - Labor Day Week End:
Any Crew available Officers or Scouts. The Sea Dart needs to be moved and properly berth at the Base. Mr K will be present at 10:00 hrs Wednesdayfor those who would like to assist. Also we may have a Cruise this Labor Day if enough of Crew Officers and Families are interested. Contact Mr K, Dennis or Mr. H.
Saturday August 28 2010 - Fund Raiser Cruise:
This past evening Sea Scout Ship-228 hosted an evening Cruise to New York Harbor for New Jersey Boy Scout Troop 191. Each of the Boy Scouts spent time behind the helm piloting East on the Arthur Kill River and past the Statue of Liberty. The "Sea Dart II" also made a detour in Bayonne Harbor to see up close the Cruise Ship berth there. The Scouts and Leaders then traveled up the Hudson River and got a close as we could, outside the restrictions, to the Intrepid and the Concord Airplane that sits on the barge at the Museum. The Sea Dart II came about and then headed down river on the Jersey side crossed over to the Brooklyn shore and up to the U.N. Building. As the beautiful evening was coming to a close we came about once more and headed for our home berth. The setting sun created a brilliant red sky as we headed in. Thank You Troop 191 for your generous donation to Ship-228.
Saturday August 28 2010 - Fund Raiser Cruise:
This up and coming Saturday Ship-228 will have a New York City Fund Raising Cruise aboard the Sea Dart II. Tomorrow Wednesday the 25th of August Scouts are needed to prepare for it. Please meet at the Sea Base at 10:00hrs to help Mr K and Skipper Dennis. Also Sea Scout who had taken pictures of our Long Cruise and would like to share them please send to Ships email address so they can be posted. - SeaScoutShip228@aol.com
Ship-228 Returns From Long Cruise:
The Sea Dart II returned yesterday from it's Long Cruise in the North East. The Scouts visited Old Saybrook, Vineyard Haven, Block Island-Rhode Island, Green Port-Long Island, Milton-Conn. Our Crew was joined by 3 Scouts from other Ships. On the Cruise each Scout was "Captain of the Deck" or "Galley Chef" throughout the voyage. The Scouts learned piloting by the vessels electronics and charts. Although the weather was nasty at our home port the cruise was blessed by the "Sea Gods". We had calm seas and nice weather. On our return trip we landed at Milford, Conn. for the afternoon Tuesday before heading home and were visited by a contingent from Ship-721 of Milford. They were guest on board that evening. Ship-228 plans on having area Ships visit us in every port.
On our trip home the Scouts reflected on the trip and are making plans for the 100 year celebration of Sea Scouting. Ship-228 is planning to visit the Baltimore Inner Harbor Sea Scout Gam.
Long Cruise East Coast:
You don't have to be a member of our Ship to participate in a Long Cruise. If you a are a regestered male Scout or Leader you can join us! The Cruise includes Sea Scout Training daily by qualified Instructors. It include all your daily meals plus healthy snacks and drinks. You will learn about small Ship handling along with Piloting, Weather, Safety and hands on Navigation. The Cost is nominal. So if you are a Scout 14 -20 or a Train BSA Scouting Leader - Join Us! For more information call or email us at SeaScoutShip228@aol.com
Scout Day On Intrepid:
I have just received information on this - Follow link on side bar for more information:
Ship-228 Wednesdays: Update
Now that School is on it's Summer Break if any Scouts are interested in helping out at the Sea Base on Wednesdays please let me know. I will be there at 10:00 hrs. to 14:00 hrs. I believe it will be too hot to be on deck working but I will still be present Mr K
Sea Base Barge:
Yesterday Ship-228 & Ship-243 Crews pitched in to finish repair of the Barge Cables. Dennis and I would have never completed the job if it wasn't for the assistance. I was going to list the names that help yesterday and along the way but you know who you are. I just love team work. Thanks again guys........ Bill
July 4th Macy's Fireworks Cruise:
Well another 4th Celebration has passed! The Sea Dart had a full Crew of Scouts, Leaders and Guests on board. Actually a total of 31! Again we had front row seats to see a wonderful display and listen to the Simulcast on 1010 Wins. Although the Upper Harbor was crowded with small craft the Scouts still had time behind the helm under the watchful eye of Skipper Dennis. Let us as Americans not forget the reason for this celebration and not forget the Soldiers in Iraq who preserve our Freedom.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship:
All I can say is "Wow"! The Sea Dart II with Sea Scouts and Families on board managed to view the race up close today. It was exciting to have the pilots of these fantastic "flying machines" dive out of the sky overhead and run the pylons at aprox 30' above the waters of New York Harbor. Keeping station was a breeze with Skipper Dennis and Mr K behind the helm. Front row seats..... :) On return to the Sea Base Skipper Dennis graduated to "Captain Dennis" with an unassisted berthing again with kid gloves. One Big Adda Boy from me. A wonderful Fathers Day for all........Mr K
E-Mail Received This Morning:
I received this email through this site:
Long ago (1974-1983) I was crew on Sea Dart II, was Boatswain 1978-79 and reached Quartermaster. I came across a Sea Scout website last week, and eventually found the shutterfly page with your current site. Glad to see the Ship is still going strong. I had plenty of time red-leading the bilges under the officer's quarters and in the engine room, and back when Skipper John Nolan decked over the original cargo hatch. Hard work never hurt anyone. Next month I'll be promote to rear admiral in the Navy. It's been a long time since I left NJ, but of all the things I've done, my time aboard Ship 28/228/5228 were some of the most important in my life. I'm extremely proud to have made Quartermaster and of my time aboard. My best to all the current crew. You never know where the next 30 years will take you!
Captain U.S. Navy
Staten Island Yankees Pouch Camp Fundraiser:
The S.I. Yankees are having a Fundraiser ball game to help save Pouch Camp. It is @ 19:00 hrs Saturday July 10. If you are interested in seeing the game and receiving some free stuff see Mr. K. Mr K will purchase the tickets. The night will be fun with a fireworks display. See the link for more information.
Sea Scouts Community Service Day:
St John's Russian Orthodox Church Yard Sale Saturday June 12th At 211 West Grand Avenue - From 08:30 to 15:00 hrs. Scouts that normally come to Sea Base will meet at the Church to help the Father with yard sale. For all Scouts this is mandatory! ( You are needed to set up tables in the morning and help the seniors during the day with large items) Bring a couple of dollar bills there will be bargains there.............. :)
Sleepover & Fishing Trip:
Saturday June 5th - Again all Sea Scouts, Leaders , Families & Friends had a Great Day Fishing. Although no one bagged any Tuna or Great Whites the Scouts earned their Sea Legs with the Rocking and Rolling! The Invisible Fishing Award went Mate Jack's Friend Artie for snagging a rusted fishing net with two Clams............... :) The weather turned out to be fine but a little breezy.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship Replacing Sheffield Is Gam:
12:00 hrs Fathers Day Sunday June 20th Will be the Red Bull Air Race in New York Harbor. Scouts & Family Members interested in attending via Sea Dart Cruise please let Mr. K - Skipper or Mr. H know. Information I received is Race Starts At 13:00 hrs.
Memorial Day Cruise:
On Memorial Day the Sea Dart II made it's annual Cruise to Upper NY Harbor and Staten Island to View the Navy Fleet"s vessels. A full compliment of Sea Scouts, Officers and family were aboard. The Scouts again exhibited their piloting skills through the busy harbor. The Navy Ships were amazing to view. We gratefully thank all the Veterans past and present. "Thank You" not only on Memorial Day but daily.
Skipper Dennis made his second soft docking back at the Sea Base with strong wind and tides!
Pistol & Rifle Range:
This Past Saturday 7 Sea Scouts and 2 Leaders attended Youth Day at the Range upstate N.J. - The Scouts were trained under NRA supervision and then fired all sort of weapons. This includeded Skeet Shooting with Shot Guns. High Powered Semi-Automatic Weapons. Black Powered Rifles. It also included close range small bore target shooting. Although we are A Sea Scout Ship - Our Leaders believe that Scouts should sample all that Scouting has to offer.
Pictures will be posted.
Aluminum Can Drive:
Mr K & Skipper Dennis are asking all Ship Members to save their aluminum cans and bring them to the Sea Base. This has been established to secure funds to assist in the Operation of the Sea Dart and the Sea Base in general. The funds obtained go to the purchase of items needed to service the Sea Base with out withdrawing money from the Ship's Checking account. Any large aluminum items such as old pools, aluminum chars etc. can be picked up by Mr. K or Dennis. A Cash Accounting Book with receipts is present at the base. Thank You for your assistance.
Sea Scout Colors/Honor Guard:
Ship-228 will be forming an "Honor Guard" for formal functions. We will be needing 3 Scouts for this. Mr K will be doing the training. For the three that volunteer Mr K will also purchase the uniforms. They will be presenting "Arms" at several functions during 2010 and will include other benefits along the way for them. See Skipper or Mr K.
New Recruits are advised to obtain Sea Scout Manual:
Membership Fee Increase: