Teamwork on S.S.S. Decisive

November 2013 was a busy month for the Sea Scouts on Decisive. We did everything from small boat handling certification to working on our boat and even being zombies.

Small boat handler’s weekend was jam packed with learning and fun as we started off our weekend everyone was eager to learn or teach. As we were learning out of books our Skipper thought we could use more hands on learning so we walked the docks at our home harbor. We saw many different types of sailboats, motorized boats and anchors. With 8 chapters to learn and put into practice we had to schedule or day carefully so Opal L.(boatswain) and our skipper came up with our plan of the day.

Plan O' The Day
Plan O’ The Day

We stayed on the boat for two days learning everything we needed to know for our bar.

While taking the test you could almost feel the excitement in the air as everyone was anxious to pass. When the scores were in everyone had passed! No one had lower than a 98%!

taking the test
taking the test

The next weekend we had a work party and with so much do on our boat there was not a dull moment.

Easton H. cleaning the galley
Easton H. cleaning the galley

We cleaned the entire boat built a new jack staff and even fixed a soft spot on our foredeck

Skipper fixing the soft spot
Skipper fixing the soft spot

If that was not enough fun, we still had zomb-bor-e.  Our local Boy Scouts had invited us to go camping with them but there was a twist , the Sea Scouts on Decisive we asked to dress up as zombies and scare the Boy Scouts! As soon as everyone was at the cabin we dressed up and went into zombie mode.

Katie V. posing with our plan on how to scare the boys
Katie V. posing with our plan on how to scare the Boy Scouts

Once we got the signal it was time to go we went into action. We had a screamer and two teams the were going to scare the Boy Scouts. When the first scream had happened we expected the Boy Scouts to go to the source and see what was wrong a few minutes after the scream no one had moved so we screamed again. Still no one moved so we walked in to see what was happening and the scout leaders had told the Boy Scouts to stay seated.

Kela T. in her zombie makeup
Kela T. in her zombie makeup

Even though we our zombie plan was a bust we still had fun activities to do with the Boy Scouts. There was rifle shooting, blockade building, knife throwing, archery, ax throwing, sling shots, first aid,and fire building.

Elijah M.  got his ax in backwords!
Elijah M. got his ax in backwards!

After all of the events there was an awards ceremony and every group had to perform a skit

Tessa R. planning the skit
Tessa R. planning the skit

In our skit we were “undead Americans” who took the word “zombie” offensively.

At the next meeting we had a pajama party potluck while we watched “freaks and geeks” in celebration of Thanksgiving

Everyone enjoying each others company and of corse the show
Everyone enjoying each others company and of course the show

As you can see Decisive always has fun and works together as a team even in the most unlikely of situations.

Brittany M.

Ship’s yeoman

S.S.S. Decisive

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