Richmond County Fair Sea Scout Recruiting Display:
Saturday September 1st 2012
Preparing "Fresca" For Launching: Update Vessel Lost In "Sandy" 2012
Ships Crew Officers and Scouts Prepare Boat For 2012
Ship-24 Officers Completing Repairs:
Fresca Last Minute Repairs
2011-07-16 "Pouch Camp Aquatics Center"
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Liberty Flotilla Patch.jpg
Liberty Flotilla Patch.jpg 2009-03-03
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RV Adam Hyler
RV Adam Hyler
38' Training Sailboat "Scout-X-Scape"
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Table At Sea Scout Ball.JPG
Table At Sea Scout Ball.JPG 2003-04-04
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Scout Handling Lines.JPG 2009-03-04
SSS Adam Hyler Lower NY Bay.JPG
SSS Adam Hyler Lower NY Bay.JPG 2000-01-07
Mike PFD Instruction.JPG
Mike PFD Instruction.JPG 2009-03-03
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Marchers Mrs G COR For Ship-24
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Steven G Ship 24 Bosun
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Crew Members Receive Honors:
Staten Island Council Unit Commissioner Presents Honors To Ship-24
RCYC Work Party Saturday March 31 2012
20 Volunteers Show Up Today To Scrape And Paint The Skiff And Mooring Barge. They Included SSS-24, Aux CG, Power Squadron, and Club Members.
Bridge of Honor 2012:
2012 Bridge of Honor
2012 Bridge of Honor Ship-24 Staten Island NY
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Patches Board In Museum
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Ship-24 Ordinary "Lucas"
Courtesy Mate Gazinski
Troop-24 Michael & Robert
Courtesy Mate Gazinski
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Lucas Plus Mom & Brother:
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Yeoman Ship-24 Christine & Skipper Mr K
Yeoman Christine recieving Ship-24 "Sea Scout Of The year" Award
The "New Century" Sea Scout Uniforms:
Take a look at the new Uniform for Sea Scouts: It will help Sea Scouting along if we all eventually wear it as a B Class Work uniform with out the neckerchief. The neckerchief can be worn at GAMS:
Red Cross CPR/AED Leadership Training:
Sunday February 10 2013 $20.00 Camp Alpine, NJ. More information email Andrew Nam Reservations@bsa-gnyc.rog
1st Meeting New Year 2013:
Last night Ship-24 Meet & Secured Dates For 2013 Events. The First Trip will be an Overnight-er in March to visit the Nuclear Sub "USS Nautilus". The rest of the evening was spent training for Advancement. Mr. G Taught Decorative Knot Skills. All Scouts were given a Fathom of Hemp Line to practice with. They skill of making a Eye with Thimble was taught.
2013 "Bridge of Honor"
The Bridge of Honor will be a little earlier in 2013 because of Easter. See Boarding Manual
Just another message about Ship 5's Annual Arctic BBQ. We have extended our deadline to register until January 1st. The event will be January 19-20. The entire boarding manual can be downloaded on our website http://ship5.bsawc.org/ . We still have lots of room and welcome all ships far and wide, we especially love new faces! If your ship is connected to a Venture crew or Boy Scout troop any member of those organizations that meets the Venturing/Sea Scouting age requirements is welcome to join! ---- I forgot about this when we were planning our 2013 Calendar. If we get a response from a few we can still make it. Notify me if interested.
New York Boat Show:
The Boat Show at the Javits Center is January 4th 2013 to January 6th. It opens Friday at 12:00 and Closes 21:00 hrs. Saturday 10:00 to 21:00. Sunday 10:00 - 18:00 hrs. The Cost is $15.00 Children Under 15 Free with Parent. A Group Discount is available for 10 and More at $12:00 each. Notify Skipper or Mrs G Immediately if you are interested in going. It would be on Saturday or Sunday.
Power Squadron Instruction:
Congratulations to Ship-24 Scouts that past the final test! The information I received is you will get your Certificates in 2 to 3 weeks. It has to be processed by National.
Video Sandy & "Freska"
Ship-24 "Freska" is under that pile of Sailboats against the houses! .......... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLip3eDj8P4
Scout Hall Storm Help Need:
I just received this -
The Group of Citizens Of New Dorp (which sponsors Pack/Troop/Ship 24) has a hall full of donations. We are looking for honest people to keep the doors open and assist with sorting and helping those who truly need the supplies as well as deliveries. Please text me at 917-723-1813
Seal Course For Scouts 2013:
The Liberty Flotilla is holding a "Seal Course" for all Qualified Sea Scouts. If you need more information email your Skipper.
Ship-24 Training Sailboat "Freska":
Today was the first chance I had to go see the Sailboat. I am sorry to say I believe she is a total loss and not repairable. Your Committee and Skipper will acquire a replacement before next season.
Eat & Donate To Scouting:
Jimmy Max is donating 50% of your order to Staten Island Scouting:
If Anyone on Ship-24 needs assistance including a pump or generator call or email me.
"Freska" - Storm:
Sunday Mr. G, Steven & the Skipper bought the "Freska" in from the Mooring to Mansion Marina. She is securely stored on the "hard" at the Marina. The mast and boom were left in position so it will be easier for the Crew to get her functional next season. She still needs to be prepared for winter and covered. Any Scouts that want to learn how to winterize an engine for long term contact Mr G or the Skipper. She will probably be prepared next nice week end.
Any Scouts Need A Community Project For Advancement - Staten Island Sport Divers Is Having A Water Front Clean Up Project.
Contact Skipper Mr K
Gloves, trash bags and refreshments will be provided. Community Service hours certified.
Power Squadron Seamanship Course:
The Seamanship Course given by the Power Squadron will be starting Tuesday Night September 25th at the Scout Hall. The Course will begin promptly at 19:30hrs downstairs. Pleas be there at no later than 19:15hrs. ( 7:15 PM ).
Power Squadron Training:
Any Crew Members Who Wish To Take Power Squadron Course Notify Mrs G As Soon As Possible. Course will be given at Scout Hall Starting Soon. Starts September 18th Meeting at Scout Hall.
Labor Day Week End:
Saturday Ship-24 Did Recruiting at Richmond County Fair. Sunday Out On "Fresca" 24' Sailboat.
Gold Centennial Sea Scout Award:
Ship-24 Crew Only a Short Time Left - Go to Link to Right of Page. If you believe you qualify see Mrs G or Skipper.
Saturday September 1 2012:
This Saturday Ship-24 will set up a table for recruiting members at the Richmond Town Fair. Call Mrs G if you can volunteer some time to staff the table. Gives you a chance to talk to peers and explain why you are a Sea Scout. Most people don't know Boy Scouts have Nautical Crews and is Co-Ed.
Meeting Wednesday August 33 2012 Cancelled:
It has been rescheduled for next Wednesday.
Eagle Recognition Day:
August 6th 2012 Training - Future Events:
Although we briefly studied Latitude & Longitude at Last Nights Meeting we will need to go over it several times more. Then we will start Plotting Courses for our General Area based on the boats Speed of Approximation of 5 Knots.
Any New Scouts that are not going to Philmount there will be Swim Training and Canoe Training on Saturday the 18th of August at Pouch Camp. Bring Lunch, Bathing Suit, Towel, and plenty of Liquids. Meet at Swim Area rear of Berlin Lodge. Be there at 09:00 hrs.
Once again Ship-24 Crew is invited to join Ship-228 in a Harbor Cruise. The US Navy is sponsoring a Cruise for it's Cadets piloted by your Skipper. The Harbor Cruise will include Piloting and Training behind the helm of a 65' Small Ship "Sea Dart II". We will be departing at 09:00 hrs. Back by 15:00 Hrs. Meet at the NJ Sea Base on the Rahway River. 4400 Tremley Point Road. Foot of S. Plainfield Ave. Pack a Bag Lunch & Drink.
Fleet Week 2012:
Harbor Cruise - Sea Dart II See Calendar Saturday May 26th 2012
Chart No. 1:
I have included a link to "Chart No. 1". The Chart has all the symbols for "Nautical Charts" and the explanation of their meaning colors etc. Any questions concerning Charts can be answered here.
Richmond County Yacht Club Opening Ceremony:
Sunday March 6th RCYC is having their "2012 Opening Ceremony". Please wear "Full Dress Whites" to attend.
Boating Course Saturday May 12 2012:
Ship-228 I Scheduling a Boating Course Saturday May 12 2012 at the Rahway Yacht Club - 1706 Peterson Avenue Rahway, NJ 07065. Cost $15.00 For Materials. If Interested Notify Skipper. This will be an all day affair. Bring A Bag Lunch and Drink.
FCC Ham Radio License Course:
A Course Will Be Given For Ham Radio License By Mate Joe Mitterando of Ship-228 NJ. It will be in NJ by near the Outer Bridge. The Course is $15.00+ for Materials. It will Start May 16 At 19:00 hrs. Sessions 3 Hrs for 4-6 Weeks. Final Test. If Interested Contact Skipper.
Ships Meeting April 18 2012:
Ship-24 Crew Reviewed The Chapter on Emergency Procedures. They reviewed the use of Equipment for Emergency Procedures. This Included the use of Distress Flags-Horn Signals-SOS signals with Flash Lights-Hand Signaling ( How to Wave Properly ) An Automatic Personal EPIRB was also shown and handled by the Crew . The USCG requirement of having Up to Date Flares for use in case of Emergency explained. At the End of the Night the Scouts went outside the Scout Hall for the Demonstration of Igniting Flares and how to use them Safely.
Monday April 9th Container Port Visit:
On Monday, April 9th, members of the Customs Border Patrol JFK Post 4701, Troops 37 and 160, and Ship 24 took part in a tour of the New York Container Terminal. For the past few years, the Maritime Industry has been able to introduce a group of youth to the wonderful career opportunities the industry has to offer. Thanks to board member and President of the New York Container Terminal, Jim Devine, they were able to show these Scouts and Explorers firsthand what goes on in the Maritime world.
Since 1982 the Maritime Industry has raised over $3,000,000 to support The Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America. The Maritime Industry’s continued support has helped provide summer camp opportunities to disadvantaged Scouts across the five Boroughs.
Staten Island Council Round Table:
April 9th 2012 Ship-24 "Honors Guard Crew" Commenced With The Opening Ceremony For Tonight's Staten Island Council's Round Table Meeting In Honor Of 100 Years Of Sea Scouting.
Ham Radio License:
In the near future there will be a "Ham Radio License Course" being given for Scouts. It will be close bye in NJ. The Cost for materials is $15.00. If you are interested please let the Skipper know.
Ship-228 Training/Work Party-Cruise:
The Sea Dart - Ship 228 of Rahway NJ will be hosting Ship 584 from Conn. Friday April 20 to Sunday April 22 2012. They will assist in getting the Sea Dart prepared all day Saturday. Sunday the Dart will take Shake Down Cruise. Ship-24 is invited. Please let Skipper know if you want to attend.
April Ships Meeting Change:
The Ships Meeting Has Been Changed To Thursday April 5th At The Scout Hall 19:00hrs. We Will Be Preparing For The Opening of The Round Table Ceremony.
Sea Scout Bridge of Honor:
Last night Ship-24 attended the North East Bridge of Honor in Swedesboro, NJ. Our Yeoman Christine was honored by receiving Sea Scout of the Year for Ship-24. Congratulations Christine! The Crew and Family Members has a Great Time. Thanks go out to our Commodore Deidre Buchner of the "Liberty Flotilla" for organizing a great event.
March 21 2012 Ship-24 Meeting:
Last Night The New Crew of Ship-24 Of 2012 Were Awarded Honors By Staten Island Unit Commissioner.
Winter 2012 "The Telegraph":
Richmond County Yacht Club:
On March 31 and April 1 at 9:00 AM "The Mooring Committee" will be scrapping and painting the mooring barge, red boat, and working on club moorings. Please come down and lend a hand, there is plenty of work for all. Meet new friends, see old friends and get dirty. A lunch of hot dogs, French fries and soda will be provided. Keith D. London Rear Commodore Richmond County Yacht Club
Meeting Wednesday March 7 2012:
Ship-24 Crew Continued Their Preparation For The "Bridge of Honor". The Committee and Parents met with the Scouts and discussed upcoming events for the Ship.
Ships Meeting Wednesday February 22:
This past meeting the Scouts received their Dress White Uniforms. The Crew also practiced the Bridge of Honor with a mocked up Land Ship.
Ship-24 Meeting Wednesday February 8 2012:
Meeting Will Focus On "Anchor Types & Anchoring" Scouts Should Familiarize Themselves With Pages 148 To 150 in Manual. Please Remember To Bring Check Made To "Liberty Flotilla - NE" If You Plan On Attending "Bridge of Honor/Ball". Our Commodore Needs To Receive Ships Boarding Application By February 17th. Information Link Posted Right Side/Above. Cost $50.00/Ea Includes Ships Ceremony/Awards/Dinner/Ball.
2012 Northeast Region Bridge of Honor - Ball:
The Bridge of Honor - Ball is quickly approaching. Any Crew member who wants to attend please notify me as soon as possible. The deadline for Ship-24 to send in request for tickets is February 17 2012. THIS CAN NOT BE EXTENDED! All information is on link at right side of this page. Any questions email me or call my cell and leave message. I will get back to you as soon as possible. 757/788-9861. Also any Adult members who have a system at work that can purchase an Advertisement for our Ship there is a form for that also. I will be attending the Ceremony and Dinner only. We need to file Tour Permit. It is About a two hour drive once on the Turnpike.
Meeting of January 25 2012 Training & Uniforms:
Tonight Ship-24 Crew started their introduction to Sailing and Boat Handling. Learning the terminology and different types of Sailing Vessels Included in the lesson the Scouts had a hands on lesson of storing a full Sail properly its Sail Bag.
The Uniform Oder for "Cracker Jack" whites has been placed by the Skipper for the following Crew Members: Bosun Christopher, Yeoman Christine, Specialist Rob, Specialist Lukas.
Yesterday's Cruise Ship Tragedy is a perfect example why Sea Scouts learn "The Sea Promise"
1st Ships Meeting 2012:
Meeting at Scout Hall 19:00 hrs - Training "Mechanical Advantage - Blocks & Tackles" Review Page 122-124 New Manual. Last chance to order "Cracker Jack" Uniforms. Ship Planning for New Season. Bring in ideas on what you as a Sea Scout want to accomplish or do this Season.
Sea Scout Meeting - December 7 2011
Tonights Meeting the Crew demonstrated more of their Knott Tieing Skills and received Sign Off. They also received instruction on securing Shackles. The next meeting Training Session is Rescheduled because of Christmas till next January.
July 2012 Centennial Sea Scout Celebration:
In July of 2012 there will be a 100 Year of Sea Scouts Celebration. The Event will be held in Baltimore Harbor. Several Ships from all over the East Coast will attend. A good percentage will arrive by boat and make it their "Two Week Cruise". Ship-228 may make this trip aboard the "Sea Dart II". If any youth of our crew is interested in attending please notify me. There will be limited space available for Officers also. The Cost as of now will be around $300.00 for the two weeks. Half of this money goes to the affair and half will be for fuel and food for trip. I will post a link so you can read more about the Event.
Bridge Of Honor Dress Uniform:
The Crew was given forms to fill out for the Dress Whites. They haven't been returned yet! If you want to attend the "Bridge of Honor - Ball" in March please return the filled out form to Mrs Gazinki or Skipper ASAP. The last date to turn them in is the First Meeting in December. If you misplaced the forms they are here to download at upper right side of page. Don't forget to put your name on top.
From The Skipper:
The Committee Wishes To Thank Keith Santoro For His Dedication to the Public and to the Training of the Ship-24 Crew. Last night Ship-24 Sea Scouts listen intently to the Instruction given by Keith. After participation in several Emergency scenarios by each the Ships Crew members are now prepared to give Emergency Aid if it is ever needed. Thanks Again Keith. Happy Thanksgiving to all our Crew Members & Leaders.
Wednesday November 23 Ships Meeting:
First Aid Training Will Be Taught To All Crew Members By Keith Santoro ( FDNY-EMT ). Ships Crew Will Need This Training For Advancement. The Training Also Goes Towards Your "Bronze Award" In Venturing...........Also All Crew Members Shall Bring In Their "Uniform Size Measurement" Form Properly Filled Out. Don't Forget To Print Your Name On Top Of Sheet. The East Coast "Bridge of Honor" Is In March 2012. You Will Want To Look Sharpe In You Whites!
Tomorrow Nights Meeting Cancelled:
Due to UNFORSEEN circumstances tomorrow nights meeting is cancelled. Sorry Crew Mr K - Skipper Ship-24
Tour To Sea Scout Sea Base NJ:
This Past Saturday Ship-24 Crew visited the Rahway NJ Sea Base. The Crew had a tour aboard the 65' Mini Ship US Army T Boat "Sea Dart II" and the 38' Cruising Sailboat "Scout-X-Scape". The Crew received Instruction on the operation systems of both vessels. Afterwards a pizza lunch was provided in the Galley of the Sea Dart. Thanks go out to Chairman Tom Handley for the Invitation.
Next Meeting Trip To Rahway NJ Sea Scout Base:
The meeting normally scheduled for Wednesday October 12th At The Scout Hall is now a Trip on Saturday October 15th to the Sea Base in Rahway, New Jersey - The Time is 10:00 hrs - The Location is 4400 Tremley Point Rd, Rahway, N.J. Please notify Skipper or Mrs G if you plan on attending. We will visit with Ship-228 "Sea Dart II". A tour of a 65' U.S.Army T Boat & a 38' Sailboat. DIRECTIONS: Goethals Bridge to Route 1/9 South - 3 Lights To S. Wood Avenue - Make Left Hand Turn ( Exxon Station on right). Go straight past Park & Fire Station. Over Turnpike Past Fuel Tanks. Base on Right Side before Dead End ( Private Road )
As Per Committee Chair Request
This is for all adults Ship-24. Please plan to take Hazard Weather Training on line. When does your Youth Protection expire? If you have current First Aid/CPR Training when does it expire? The Make-Model-Year of the Vehicle you would be using for Transporting Sea Scouts. Do you have Swim/Safety Afloat? When Taken. Please try to get this to Brenda before September 23 so tour permits can be filed properly.
September 14 2011 Meeting:
Tonights Ships meeting the Crew, lead by Busons Mate Christopher, reviewed making fast a boat to a dock. During the first half of the meeting important Ship board knots were reviewed and sign offs initialized. A Ship board VHF Radio was displayed and the proper operating procedure for Emergency "Maydays" & "Security" calls were demonstrated. The crew learned the proper placement of the Emergency Radio Placard and its purpose for transmitting Emergency Calls. The second half of the meeting the Crew was introduced to the proper use of a Vessels Whistle for communication. This was accomplished by each Crew member taken part is a "Whistle Game". Mr G also demonstrated the proper use of Busons Pipe for laying aboard a vessel.
Ship-24 Crew Finishing Life Saving Training:
All crew members taking last part of Course - REMEMBER!!! You need to wear long pants for finale Swim Test.
Saturday August 27 2011 - Lifesaving Merit Badge - 1st Half:
Our Bosun and Bosuns Mate, Michael, Rob & Ryan completed the first half of the Life Saving Merit Badge. A Sea Scout Requirement for Advancement. Remember you must show up Sunday September 11th to complete. Those Scouts that were unable to make the Aquatics Course will have to be present September 3rd for first half at 09:00 hrs. All Scouts will then need to appear September 11th at Pouch Camp to complete the Course. Please respond to Mrs G to confirm your attendance. The next meeting because of the start of school :( will be Wednesday September 14 at the Scout Hall. Meeting starts promptly at 19:00hrs. Come earlier to help set up Land Ship.
Wednesday August 24 2011 Ships Meeting:
Tonights meeting also included a short Committee Meeting. The Committee discussed new uniforms. The Ships meeting was conducted by Yeoman Christine. The first half of the meeting the Crew went over the International Code Flags and learned how to spell their first name phonically with the Flags. They also had their first introduction to the VHF Radio. The Emergency Channel and Main channels used by the Bridge were also explained. The ships portable radio was set to hear the local NY traffic and was passed around so they could get a feel for it.
Wednesday August 10 2011 Ships Meeting:
Tonight the new 2011 crew were introduced to the "Land Ship". Bosun Laura conducted her first boarding and then went on to instruct the new Crew the proper salutes to God and Country. The second half of the meeting the crew was instructed on how to secure a dock line to a bit. Mr G also introduced for the first time the meaning of International Signal Flags. The Skipper explained the meaning of the Ships Sea Scout Flag and the reason for it's colors.
Saturday July 16 2011 Swimming Qualification:
This Saturday July 16 2011 All Scouts From Ship-24 that have not been reviewed by your Ships Officer Mr Gazinki Please Report To Pouch Camp before 10:00 Hrs for review. It is advisable to pack a lunch and drink. Bring Swim Suit And Towel.
Ships Meeting Open House:
Wednesday July 13 19:00 hrs @ Scout Hall No. 19 4th Street New Dorp
Sea Scout Sponsors Thank You Cruise:
This Saturday October 9 2010 @ 09:00 hrs the Sea Dart II piloted by Captain Bill K will be taken a 4 Hour "Thank You" Cruise for Friends of Sea Scouting. Ship-24 Friends and Crew are invited. Please notify Mr K if you are interested in attending. Bring your own food and beverage. For more information call. We will be leaving from Sea Scout Sea Base on Rahway River. Tremley Point Rd Linden, NJ There is plenty of parking.
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"Safety At Sea" - USCG Station Sandy Hook
Any Crew Members Wishing to attend please get in touch with Mr. K. Cost is $15.00 which includes lunch. For More information check: www.seascoutship228.shutterfly.com
Long Cruise East Coast:
You don't have to be a member of Ship-228 to participate in a Long Cruise. If you are a registered male Scout or Officer you can join on the Cruise! The Cruise includes Sea Scout Training daily by qualified Instructors. ( See Calenda For Dates & Cost ) It includes all your daily meals plus healthy snacks and drinks. You will learn about small Ship handling along with piloting, weather, safety and on board electronics. You can earn Sea Scout advancement training. The Cost is nominal. So if you are a Scout 13 - 21 or a Trained Scouting Leader - You are invited. For more information email your Skipper or call/email Brenda Gazinski.