|Fort Monroe Sea Scouts|
Despite the weather forecast for incoming storms from the remnants of Hurricane Laura, Troop 242 and our subject matter experts gathered at the kayak beach at Fort Monroe at 9 AM with the intention to complete the Kayaking Merit Badge. Twenty-eight scouts from T242B and T242G came ready to have some fun. Instruction provided by our older Sea Scouts, a couple of whom are also members of the troop. Three round-robin groups were introduced to safety, first aid, essential equipment, and construction in 15-minute sessions. Then everyone gathered for demonstration of paddling skills and a safety brief before launching. Scouts practiced the basic strokes and demonstrated their ability to recover from a capsize. After lunch, the whole group walked to Firehouse for some ice cream. This was a wonderful event and the weather was excellent.