More than 30 youth participated in the Richmond Sea Scouts open house last weekend, a daylong event packed with activities at the Port of Richmond.
The event, which started at the 102-foot SSS Northland, a training vessel located at 1319 Canal Blvd., allowed young community members to experience what it’s like to be in the Richmond Sea Scout program, which is for youths ages 13 to 18. The youth underwent training in a number of sea-based skills such as small boat and line handling, navigation and knot tying.
The day finished with a tour of the historic World War II ship Red Oak Victory followed by dinner and a movie aboard.
The youth program is beneficial for those interested in a career in the Coast Guard, Navy, or maritime industry and would like to know more about it. Another open house event is planned for later this year. In the meantime, visitors are always welcome to join the Sea Scouts when they meet every Tuesday evening 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for training and advancement activities, and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for work parties at 1319 Canal Blvd. in the historic Richmond Ship Yard #3.
“We provide a strong program providing opportunities to experience ship-board skills, line handling, navigation, mechanics, small boat handling, sailing, and much more,” said John Cockle, Northland 2nd Mate.