Thursday, January 19, 2017

Girl Scouts Take On The Dauntless in Visit with Coast Guard

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, outdoorThe Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) works hard to bring girls a wide variety of activities that encourage their growth and leadership potential. So we're always thankful when others in our community step up to help us.
This month, Girl Scouts were given the opportunity to tour the Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless as part of the Girl Scout Mariners Program. 
Located out of Camp Casa Mare, with it's fleet of Sunfish sailboats, Lasers and Sloops, the Girl Scout Mariners Program provides a challenging experience for those who wish to gain expertise in the program or just learn basic sailing. To become a Mariner, an older girl must have passed the Red Cross Basic Sailing certification,  and may have also undertaken instruction weekends, aquatics weekends and resident camp sessions at Casa Mare. 
Image may contain: 6 people, indoorWith members of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, the girls spent the day learning about shipboard damage control activities that included line throwing, donning the fire suits and attended a question and answer session with the crew.
The Girl Scouts have been regular visitors to the Dauntless over the last three years and have adopted the crew, providing cookies and homemade holiday cards while the crew is underway.
We appreciate the efforts of the community members and volunteers who worked to make this event so special. For more information on what Girl Scouts are doing in your community, visit www.gssjc.org.

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