Mariners Sea Scouts kick off their spring season on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m. with an open house and informational meeting, which will include a tour of facility and refreshments for prospective new members. Youth from throughout south Orange County are invited to learn about the opportunities available with the local Sea Scouts program. The meeting will take place at the Orange County Sailing and Youth Facility at 34451 Ensenada Place in Dana Point Harbor.
Mariners offers a co-ed boating program to youth ages 12-18 designed to allow kids an opportunity to have fun with their friends in boats of all sizes at a very low cost. Recreational sailing and racing, along with fun weekend trips to Catalina and the Channel Islands, allow participants to become fully competent in handling boats of all sizes. No previous boating experience is required.
Mariners offer an extensive fleet of small and large sailboats along with trips aboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point. In addition, kayaks, rowing boats, outboard motor boats and motorized inflatable dinghies are available for member use. Mariners youth have the opportunity to sail and live aboard the Spirit of Dana Point every summer for a nine-day trip at sea. Weekend competitions take place twice a year with Sea Scout groups throughout the state. Each spring season, a $10,000 college scholarship is awarded to a graduating Mariners high school senior in honor of former Mariner, Christopher Cvengros.
Mariner Sea Scouts are a part of Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing Division and have been based at the Dana Point Harbor for over 35 years under the leadership of Jim “Skip” Wehan.
Additional information can be found at website at www.mariners936.com.