Activities Calendar

Updated 03/20/2012 09:33 AM

2002 - 2007 - Prior Year Calendars

Where "Meeting" or "Work Party" is hyperlinked in the calendars below, you will find minutes of meetings or work parties that are completed, and agendas for future ones.


Updated 3/19/2012 - For more information contact Skipper George Kain,, 717-880-8730.

Our Ship website is

Note that these events and comments are in addition to the normal Monday night meetings at 7:30

Gas computations are based on the assumption of 8 persons to an SUV/1 SUV per event

* Denotes date change or other modification from prior edition of this sheet


1 January (Sunday) – New Year’s Day.

2 January (Monday) – $75 due for upcoming Arctic BBQ.  See below, and also separate email for details.

10 January (Tuesday) – Absolute deadline for Arctic BBQ registrations to be received by Ship 5.

16 January (Monday) – Martin Luther King Day – Absolute deadline for Catoctin registrations, which must be sent in 19 January.  See details below.

19 January (Thursday) – Email Catoctin Registrations to Mike Price.

21 January (Saturday) – Marty Sauers’s Eagle Scout Project, Rocky Ridge Park.

28-29 January (Saturday-Sunday) – Arctic Bar-B-Que, West Chester, PA. This is a great weekend designed to see if it is possible to tire out teenagers in a twelve hour period.  This year’s activities include a t-shirt and the outdoor BBQ, bowling, Bounce-U, indoor swim, dinner, roller skating, dance, movie, sleepover, light breakfast.  Depart Sea Base Emigsville 07:30 Saturday, return 11:00 Sunday. Cost: $5 for gas plus $70 event charge for $75 total, due January 2. Boarding manual and details at  (Note that Ship 5’s new BBQ deadline is 10 January).

4 February (Saturday) – First Capital District Mall Show, York Galleria Mall.

12 February (Sunday) – Scout Sunday at Yorkshire United Methodist Church, 124 Edgewood Road, York, PA 17402.  Please come to the 8:00, 9:30 (contemporary), or 11:00 Sunday service to show our appreciation for the Church sponsoring our Ship, as well as Pack and Troop 25.  Dress uniforms requested.

13 February (Monday night) – Absolute deadline for NERBOH Registrations. See below for NERBOH details.

28 February (Tuesday) – Annual Troop/Ship 25 Dinner, Advent Lutheran Church, 1775 East Market Street, York PA. Each year Troop and Ship 25 share a dinner.  We traditionally present a video, “Ship Year in Review” that highlights the ship’s activities for the preceding 12 months and acts as a recruitment incentive for older boys in the Troop.

20 February (Monday) – President’s Day – Branson Small’s Eagle Project.

26 February (Sunday) – Kuan Yin’s Farewell Cruise.  Depart Pasadena, MD for Annapolis, MD.

2-4 March (Weekend) Catoctin Winter Training Weekend, Camp Round Meadow, Thurmont, MD.  Spend the weekend in heated cabins in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland.  Learn a wide variety of nautical skills.  Dance on Saturday night. 120 miles round trip. The cost is $5 for gas plus $45.00, which will cover your registration, sleeping quarters, three meals on Sat­urday, and two meals on Sunday, i.e. $50 total.  Note that space is limited, and reservations must be in no later than January 19. Boarding Manual online at 

5 March (Monday) – Begin Mulch Sale solicitations.  Flyers will be available.  Here is your chance to earn decent money to pay for your Sea Scout adventures.  Deadline to hand in orders is Monday, 26 March.

17 March (Saturday) – St. Patrick’s Day Parade, York, PA.  Help us honor the members of the U.S. Merchant Marine from World War II by carrying their banner and providing transportation in jeeps.  Last year we won $50 in one of the parade categories.

24-25 March (Saturday-Sunday) – Northeast Region Bridge of Honor and Sea Scout Ball (NERBOH), Holiday Inn, Bridgeport, NJ.  Join Sea Scouts from the entire Northeast Region for a fine dinner and dance at the Holiday Inn.  This year’s special 100th Anniversary of Sea Scouting speaker in the National Sea Scout Commodore, Vice Admiral Charles Wurster, USCG (Ret’d).  186 miles round trip.  Cost is $6 for gas, $50 for Saturday dinner and dance, and $21.50 per room if 4 to a room (rooms are $86) and pro-rata share of $15/ship fee.   $81 total (depending on number going).  Full details in the Bridge of Honor Boarding Manual at

26 March (Monday) – Mulch Sale Order Deadline.   All mulch sale orders must be handed in by this date.

30-31 March (Friday night - Saturday) – Mulch Sale Delivery Day.  Selling mulch is the major annual Ship 25 fundraiser.  Orders are solicited in March for delivery on Saturday, 31 March.  Friday night is spent preparing the mulch bags for delivery.  This is an all-hands undertaking.

31 March – 1 April (Saturday-Sunday) - US Naval Academy Safety at Sea Seminar. This course is required for the June Bermuda Ocean Race, unless you have taken it in any of the five years preceding the race.  It will focus on offshore, as well as inshore safety issues, and have poignant programs for cruisers & racing sailors.  Contact Susan Zellars at 410-269-0741 or to register or for seminar details.

8 April – Easter Sunday

*14-15 April (Weekend) – Quarterdeck Training with Ship 361.  Details pending. Plus Siege of Mafeking, Emigsville, PA. Date TBA. Begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.  Journey back in time to South Africa in 1899 and join a column of brave British soldiers en route through enemy Boer territory to help relieve the siege of the city of Mafeking and rescue Colonel Robert Baden Powell. Navigate a series of fiendish challenges and obstacles.  Save the colonel so he can survive to invent Scouting ten years into the future!  Be Prepared!  Prepared for what?  Can’t tell you – just be prepared!  Cost: minimal.

*21 April (Saturday) – Waterway Five-Hour Cleanup Service Project.  This will be a prerequisite to getting your service award at the ScoutFleet Centennial 2012 Celebration at Baltimore.  Meet 8 a.m. at northwest lot at corner of Philadelphia St. and Pershing Avenue.  Done by 1 p.m.  Wear old clothes, bring gloves, and waders if you have them.  Some waders will be provided.

*22 April (Sunday) – Earth Day.

27-29 April (Weekend) – First Capital District Spring Camporee.  Help staff the council’s spring Camporee.  Location and details TBA.

30 April (Monday) – Ship 25 deadline for Regatta Registrations to get them to Doug Yeckley by 4 May.

4 May (Friday) – Absolute deadline for Regatta Registrations to be received by Doug Yeckley.

*4-6 May (Weekend) – Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, Annapolis, MD.  Details TBA. The Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival is a celebration of Maryland's maritime history and life along the Chesapeake Bay. Exhibitors will display classic watercraft, do-it-yourself "kit" boats, winning design hydroplanes, and more will present land exhibits and be on hand to answer questions from old boat buffs and curious passers-by alike.

11-13 May (Weekend) – Juniata Valley Council Camporee, Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard, PA  16841.  Cruise beautiful 1,730 acre Sayers Lake onboard SSTV Mariah while taking land Scouts for rides in an effort to start a Sea Scout Ship in Center County, PA.  242 miles round trip.  $10 for car gas @ 8 per car, plus gas share of actual operating cost of Mariah that weekend.

13 May (Sunday) – Mother’s Day

19 May (Saturday) – Armed Forces Day

22 May (Tuesday) – National Maritime Day

26-28 May – Memorial Day (Long Weekend) – Nygard Regatta, Camp Brown, Scotland, MD.  Details and boarding manual at 330 miles round trip. Cost is gas of $10 plus $70 for a total of $80.

28 May (Monday) – Election of Boatswain for the ensuing year.

8 June (Friday) – 2012 Bermuda Ocean Race departs Annapolis, MD for Bermuda.  Details at 

13 June (Wednesday) – Tall Ships Arrive – War of 1812 Bicentennial, Baltimore, MD.  Details at .

*Summer 2012 (Weekend) – Shipwreck Weekend, Chesapeake Bay.  Date, location and details TBA.  In the past, the scenario has been that the youth members are dumped on the edge of the Bay with a pile of boards, inner tubes, rope, one MRE, and one Gallon water jug per person, told that the ship they were on sank, all the adults were drowned, and the youth have to take what they salvaged and survive on an island for the weekend.

4 July (Wednesday) – Independence Day

*Summer 2012 (afternoon/evening) – Ship 25 Road Rally, York County, PA. Date and details TBA.  Teams of driver/navigator take on an interesting road course.  Winning is not dependent on speed, but on careful driving and accurate navigation. Cost: free.

19-22 July, 2012 (Thursday - Sunday) – Sea Scout Centennial ScoutFleet Celebration at Baltimore, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD.  This will be a major celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Sea Scouting – a once-ever gigantic event. Thursday we will crew SSTV Der PeLiKan from Pasadena, MD to Baltimore Inner Harbor.  We will berth on Der PeLiKan during the Centennial, and crew her during the Parade of Small Ships.  Friday we can tour historic vessels and other attractions in the Inner Harbor.  The $90 Registration Fee  includes patch, Opening Ceremony Friday night, mini-regatta Saturday morning, Parade of Small Ships – Fleet Review on Saturday afternoon, and a dinner-dance Saturday night at the Rusty Scupper restaurant.  Sunday will have a Blessing of the Fleet, after which we will depart on our Ship 25 Long Cruise.  Registration Deadline is May 1.  Price goes to $100 after May 1.

22-29 July (Sunday to Sunday) – Ship 25 Long Cruise to Norfolk, Tangier and Smith Islands.  Sunday – Depart after Centennial Blessing of the Fleet from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for Norfolk, VA. Monday – Arrive Norfolk in evening.  Pass Naval Station Norfolk, homeport of U.S. Navy’s Atlantic Fleet.  Dock at Waterside Marina.  Supper ashore. Tuesday – Tour Nauticus and Battleship USS WISCONSIN.  Underway after supper for Tangier Island. Wednesday – Arrive Tangier.  Berth at Park’s Marina.  Breakfast at Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House. Thursday – All day ashore in Tangier Island.

Friday – Depart for Smith Island after Breakfast.  Arrive around noon.  Berth at Smith Island Marina. Tour Smith Island.

Saturday – Depart Smith Island mid-morning for Pasadena, MD. Sunday – Arrive in Pasadena, MD. Clean boat.  Stow gear.  Cost is $350, with a $100 deposit due March 19 - $100.00.  Remaining payments due as follows: April 16 - $100, May 14 - $100, and the balance June 11 - $50.  Note: There are a maximum of 12 berths available for this long cruise.  To reserve your spot, a deposit of $100 not later than March 19 is essential. Any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Required: BSA Annual Health Medical Record, Parts A, B, &C on or after August 1, 2011, BSA Swimmer Certification dated on or after August 1, 2011, Certification for BSA Safe Swim Defense – Obtain through, and Ship 25 Application to Participate in Ship 25 Activity (Permission Slip).

 *12-18 August (Sunday to Saturday) – Troop 90 Land Scout Long Cruise. Ship 25 will take Boy Scout Troop 90 from Lancaster County, PA on a Land Scout Long Cruise and make sailors out of them on SSTV Der PeLiKan.  Skipper will need 2-3 Sea Scouts from our ship to act as instructors/experienced hands.  Route and costs TBA.

 3 September (Monday) – Labor Day

*8 September (Saturday) – Safety at Sea Day, US Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay, Baltimore.  Date and details TBA. 

8 October (Monday) – Columbus Day

26-28 October (Weekend) – Wilderness Survival Weekend, Camp Hidden Valley, Loysville, PA.  Sponsored by the New Birth of Freedom Council.  Details TBA.

26-28 October (Weekend) – HMS SULTANA Downrigging Festival, Chestertown, MD.  Details TBA.  See tall sailing ships from all over the Bay area gather in historic Chestertown, MD. 

31 October (Wednesday) – Halloween

12 November (Monday) – Veterans Day observed

November (Weekend) – Turkey Cookoff, Camp Rodney, Northeast, MD.  Date and details TBA.  We team up with Troop 25 to spend a weekend overlooking the Bay and preparing an exquisite full Thanksgiving dinner in the field, with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie, whipped topping, etc.  A gourmet’s delight!

22 November (Thursday) – Thanksgiving Day

3 December (Monday night) – Absolute deadline for 2013 Scout Registration money and Ship’s dues.

25 December (Tuesday) – Christmas Day

~ 2013 ~

*April 26-28, 2013 - Venturing Phenomenon at Mason-Dixon Council’s Camp Sinoquipe, Fort Littleton, PA.  Details TBA.


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