DAVE to PAUL ) Brian made contact with me and I forwarded many seascout photos
to him inThailand....
Smokemont reminded me of the night some of
the older scouts stuck a rubber hose under a tent of younger scouts and made a
bear growling sound. I remember to this day the screams and panic that ensued.
When the dust settled,
all the cots had been destroyed and the interior was
in shambles. As I remember, this prank was followed by a good laugh by all.
What a string of good memories, the meetings, the night cruises on the Gamecock
and Stranger, work sessions, Sebring, Smokemont Trip, Bimini, Dry Tortugas, camping
trips, award ceremonies, and I could keep typing the list until my fingertips
Great fun, great adventures, learning seamanship and camping
skills, character building, it became an important part of our lives, boys and
Several years ago, I received a cell phone call from a former
scout who was standing at Smokemont Campground in the dead of winter, and asked
me to confirm some landmarks so he would know if he was standing in the exact
spot where we camped. Peter Andersen, remembering good times he had as a kid in
Sea Scout Ship 520/Boy Scout Troop 520.
You recently forwarded an e-mail:
To Reconnect With Seascout Friends. What compliments to the
Regards to all.