By Andrea Papagianis
Highlighting the dedication, commitment and perseverance of two of their own, the Mariners 936 Sea Scouts honored young sailors during a promotion ceremony to the revered Quartermaster ranking.
Equivalent to the honor of Eagle Scout, quartermaster is the highest award a Sea Scout can obtain. In order to achieve this high-ranking distinction, scouts must demonstrate leadership, the ability to teach sailing skills and their knowledge of the water on various levels.
Annemarie Kibbe of Laguna Niguel and Joshua Johnson of San Clemente received the award upon completion of their sustainable community service projects, one quartermaster requirement.
Kibbe, who will attend Colorado State University to study engineering, built a series of trophy shelves for the band room at Aliso Niguel High School. Already accepted to the university’s honors program, Kibbe plans on joining the club Engineers without Borders in order to continue serving others.
For his project, Johnson constructed a fence, gates and rabbit habitat for the teaching garden at Concordia Elementary School. Johnson adds quartermaster to his list of accolades including the Boys Scouts of America’s honors of Eagle Scout and Venturing Silver Award. He will attend the California Maritime Academy this fall and major in mariner transportation.
Find out more about sea scouting at www.mariners936.com.
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