Sea Scouts at the America's Cup
Two Sea Scouts have been chosen to travel to New Zealand for
the final portion of the 2003 America's Cup race.
SEA SCOUTS TO ATTEND 2003 AMERICA'S CUP RACE
IN NEW ZEALAND
A. Frank Thomas
Sea Scouts Nicolette Ward and A. Frank Thomas have been selected
to attend the 2003 America's Cup sailing championship race in New
Zealand. The America's Cup Sailing Championship race is the number
one sailing event in the world. Nicolette is a member of Ship 936
in the Orange County Council, Costa Mesa, California. She has
earned the Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
Frank is a member of Ship 1 in the Southeast Louisiana Council in
the New Orleans, Louisiana, area. He is working on his Quartermaster
Award. Frank graduated first in his class at Sea Scout Advanced
Leadership Training, a weeklong, hands-on leadership course on the
water in June 2002. Nicolette and Frank will spend three weeks in
New Zealand, expenses paid by Bill Koch, 1992 America's Cup winner
and a member of the national Sea Scout Committee. They will be
volunteers working with the New Zealand Coastguard and the
Buckland's Beach Yacht Club.
Attending the race with the Scouts are Sea Scout adult leaders
Cynthia Johnson, Ship 502, Houston, Texas, and Chris Fox, Newport
Look for them on television as they patrol the race course.
Sea Scouting is a program segment of Venturing, which is a
coeducational program offered to young adults between the ages
of 14 and 21. Sea Scouting is organized to promote better
citizenship and to improve members' boating skills and knowledge
through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills,
outdoor, social, and service experiences, and knowledge of our
maritime heritage. For information on the Sea Scout unit nearest
you, contact your local Boy Scouts of America council, or write
to Sea Scouts, c/o Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box 152079,
Irving, TX 75015-2079.