KINGSTON — Kingston-based charitable organization, the Lone Tree Spirit Foundation (LTSF) has chartered Sea Scout Ship 1791 (SSS-1791). The Ship will be based in Newburyport and will draw members from southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. Sea Scouting is the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) co-educational nautical Scouting program for older teens.

At its May meeting, the Foundation received a request from SSS-1791 Committee Chair Jason Janvrin to charter the new Scouting unit. “I think this is a great program in Scouting,” commented foundation member Michelle Merritt, “and could help to engage a new demographic of young people in Scouting.” LTSF Board Member Mark Rousseau added, “I think this is one of the best things to happen for scouting in this area... for quite a while.” After considered deliberation, the LTSF Executive Committee unanimously agreed to support the Sea Scout Ship. Teens looking for nautical adventures can contact the Ship at newburyportseascouts@gmail.com; registration for SSS-1791 is open now and maritime adventures will begin soon.

The Lone Tree Spirit Foundation is a network of “friends of camp,” who support Lone Tree Scout Reservation and Scouting. Sea Scout Ship 1791 –named for the year in which the United States Coast Guard was founded in Newburyport- becomes the second Scouting unit chartered by the Spirit Foundation, joining Venturing Crew 345.

 

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