Sea Scouts getting ready to set sail

Published on Thu, Feb 5, 2004
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Sea Scouts getting ready to set sail

Blaine�s first ever Sea Scout group have formed a �ship,� or troop, in Blaine and will be meeting for the first time next week.

�Sea Scouts is about getting the kids out on the water. Basically it�s water safety and boat training, and we plan on focusing on sailing,� said Davis Swartos, one of the group�s organizer. �We have a small group starting of five kids and it�s open to boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 20.�

The group will learn about life on the water, using a 32-foot sailboat donated by the Arlis Foundation in Bellingham. �The boat is right now in Seattle and will be sailing up in a couple of weeks,� Swartos said, adding the boat will be docked in Blaine or Semiahmoo.

Sea Scout meetings will be held on a monthly basis, and a weekend activity once a month will also be planned.

The meeting, slated to be an open house, will be held at the Grace Lutheran Church at 702 G Street on Tuesday, February 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come with their children.

Anyone needing additional information about the group, should call David Swartos at 371-8096.