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Everett Sea Scouts Ship 226 "Constellation"

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We have started a new community service project!!!

The Sea Scouts recently received an old Army Surplus generator, which they have been using for hands-on training in diesel engine maintenance and repair. What began as a means to teach mechanical skills has evolved into a community project. Sea Scout Henry, who was completing his Diesel Maintenance 101 Certification, posed a critical question to the Skipper: "Can this generator be used to provide emergency power to the public after an earthquake?"

Inspired by this question, Sea Scout Ship 226 has now taken on a new role in the community - providing emergency power during extended electrical outages. This initiative is their way of expressing gratitude to the community that has continuously supported their youth-focused programs, including teaching sailing, personal growth, and leadership skills.

In light of Washington State's transition towards an all-electric vehicle landscape, Sea Scout Ship 226 has a vision of offering an emergency charging station, free of charge to the public during extended power outages, whether they result from an earthquake, tsunami, or a Pacific Northwest storm.

To realize this goal, the Sea Scouts are reaching out to the public, Tesla, and potential electrical contractors for assistance in acquiring a universal electric vehicle charging station compatible with their 3-phase diesel generators. Donations can also be made right here at our "GoFundMe" webpage to support this noble cause. For electric vehicle owners, this is a unique opportunity to contribute to the community and ensure access to charging during emergency situations by donating just $25 to the Sea Scout program.

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Our Annual Jetty Island Beach clean-up was a big success this year. The Sea Scouts teamed up with the Navy Sea Cadets, together they spent their Saturday morning picking up plastic and trash along the beach of Jetty Island. The Sea Scouts provide the transportation to Jetty Island on their 2 sailboats, and the Navy Sea Cadets provide the pizza in the Milltown Sailing Association club house after they finished. Henry B. a Junior Sea Scout said “I didn’t know cleaning up a beach could be so much fun! My favorite part was hanging out with my friends and doing something that is good for Puget Sound” The most unusual item (and heaviest) that was picked up from the beach was a very large tractor tire! It was a team effort from the Navy Sea Cadets to get it across the island to the dock.

The Sea Scouts picked Saturday June 25th for their annual Jetty Island beach cleanup because it’s the weekend before passenger service starts back up to the island, “We wanted the public to enjoy a clean island”  Ferry boat reservations to the island can be made at the www.portofeverett.com web page, and the cost is only $3.00 for a ferry boat ride to the island.




A very big thank you to all our Sea Scouts and Navy Sea Cadets for your dedication and hard work. Also, we would like to Thank The Milltown Sailing Association, The Port of Everett, Mr. Matt Grant at Sailrite.com, Mr. Grimsby with Naval Station Everett Sea Cadets Corps, Paul Van Slyck, Anna Pennington, Cathy Freeman, Jim Oosterhof and the Bellgardt family for their dedication and support to the Everett Sea Scouts Ship #226.



Thank you Milltown Sailing Association for your donation!


The Everett Sea Scouts Ship 226 "Constellation" mission is to prepare male and female youth ages 14 - 21 to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by experiencing character development and acquiring life skills and leadership skills through a program of responsible fun and adventure. The program includes on-water sailing, cruises, boat maintenance and repair, water survival skills, navigation, small boat handling, water safety, nautical customs, and many other nautical skills.

   The Scouts participate in the Log Dodge races, NWISA high school dinghy sailing regattas, and have competed twice in international regattas. Ship 226 has community service projects throughout the year. Giving back to our community is a very big part of our program. Our biggest project so far is our yearly beach cleanup. 

   Donations will be used for, the operational cost of our sailboats, maintenance, search and rescue training, and new safety equipment.

   The Scouts are currently fundraising for the following equipment:

EPIRB
Life Jackets
Navigation Lights
Dodger
Cushions
Sunbrella Canvas
Sailrite LSZ-1 Sewing Machine
Wallas Nordic DT Stove/Heater
Achilles LSR-310E Dinghy


   Every little donation will make a huge difference for these fantastic Scouts. You can show your support by making a donation to our "gofundme" web page or by mailing a check to:

Sea Scouts
P.O. Box 1268
Marysville, WA 98270

Our most Sincere Thank You from the entire crew of Ship #226



Cleaning up beaches improves the environment. Our Sea Scouts continue their community service project of cleaning up our beaches around Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. 


Did You Know?

Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world.



Why should we care? It has been well documented that plastic debris threatens marine animals through entanglement and ingestion. Sea turtles and birds often get tangled in single-use plastic bags or filament fishing lines and hooks.

According to Mike Bellgardt Sea Scout Skipper, community service is a key focus of the Scouts, who participate in several Puget Sound cleanup projects each year. Covid-19 has limited our ability to organize a larger cleanup effort, but even with the Covid restrictions we were able to do a thorough beach cleanup around the Port of Everett Marina, and we sailed over to Jetty Island in September for another beach cleanup. Skipper Mike said, "I am hoping that after Covid we can organize a bigger cleanup effort, with the support of local businesses and our community I feel that we could make a big difference in Puget Sound!" With something as rugged as the Achilles HB-335AX PRO dingy we would be able to carry more beach trash during our cleanups.

For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, community service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. Our program's success is due to the generous efforts of dedicated volunteers, coastal community leaders, sponsors, and citizens. Strong support from the private sector helps carry our message to Washingtonian's all across Puget Sound.

Community service is very important to Sea Scout Ship 226 We have made the commitment to give back to our communities.      Mike says. “Although they’ve made a big difference locally, our goal is that they will take these lessons of stewardship with them wherever they go.”


There is not an industry that has not been affected by COVID-19, but one topic that hasn't often been at the center of the discussion is the impact of the pandemic on the nonprofit sector. We are struggling to find new ways to fund our Youth Sailing program. Due to social distancing, we have had to cancel our fundraising events, with dire financial consequences.

Every little donation will make a huge difference for these fantastic Scouts. You can show your support by making a donation to our "gofundme" web page or by mailing a check to:

Sea Scouts
P.O. Box 1268
Marysville, WA 98270


Web Page: Everettseascouts.org.


Our most Sincere Thank You from the entire crew of Ship #226

"Thank You" to Milltown Sailing Association and the Port of Everett for their continued support.


Donations will be used for, the operational cost of our sailboats, maintenance, and an Achilles dingy.
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Donations 

  • John Young
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 8 mos
  • Daryl Smith
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Laura T Young
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Gary Bruner
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
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Mike Bellgardt
Organiser
Marysville, WA

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