Sea Scout Open House

Sea Scout Ship Dragon,
SSS 584

The officers and crew of the Sea Scout Ship Dragon meet at the Submarine Veterans Base at 40 School Street in Groton, CT. Meetings at 1900 hr to 2100 hr on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Monday of the month.

All young adults, ages 14-21, and potential adult leaders who are interested in learning more about the Sea Scout program can contact:

Marshall Parsons, Skipper of the Ship Dragon

Email: seascout1

More information about the Groton Sea Scouts is available on the:

Ship Dragon website




Sea Scouts & Ledyard Community Boating Assist
with Pine Island Clean Up

The Sea Scouts of Ship Dragon (Groton, CT) and several members of Ledyard Community Boating worked with JGTSCA members to help clean up Pine Island during our annual Earth Day activity on May 3, 2009. The seas were calm and we were lucky that the heavy rain held off until the clean up was finished. We filled many bags with trash and removed some larger items including tires and styrofoam flotation pieces.

There were a variety of craft used for transport to the island, including Avery Point dories, the John Gardner gig, boats provided by "CROPC" (Connecticut River Oar & Paddle Club), the Sea Scouts dory Fafnir, and a canoe. A trash hauling boat was provided by JGTSCA member Paul Robertson and was a tremendous help ferrying the collected trash to the mainland.

We enjoyed a very nice cookout afterwards at the boat house. Once again ShopRite Supermarkets supported our Earth Day efforts and provided gloves, trash bags, drinks, and cookies.

Movie Pine Island Slideshow (8 Mb - click link to view)

Sea Scouts launch boats.

Sea Scouts launch boats.

Calm waters with Pine Island in the distance

Calm waters with Pine Island in the distance

Andy Strode rows to the island

JAndy Strode rows to the island

George Spragg rows "forward"

George Spragg rows "forward" using his neat oar device

John Gardner gig crosses to Pine Island

SGig on crossing to Pine Island

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