Explorer Club 360 recognized with national boating safety award

Explorer Club 360 youth leaders Anna Grossman, Jennie Koomar and Norah Hamil with the group's awards at Bay Boat Club.

The 2017 Boating Safety Youth Award, sponsored by the Boat U.S. Foundation, was given to Explorer Club 360 for their youth-oriented education program. The Boating Safety Youth Program Award is designed to recognize organizations that have created and successfully implemented innovative youth boating education programs targeting safety issues and concerns of national interest.

“Boat U.S. Foundation in partnership with the National Safe Boating Council, is proud to support the Boating Safety Youth Award and help encourage safer boating among youth,” said Chris Edmonston, President of Boat U.S. Foundation. “This year’s winner developed a strong boating safety educational program coupled with important lessons about healthy marine environments.”

Explorer Club 360 received a trophy and cash a prize of $2,500, which it will use to enhance its boating program by upgrading safety equipment and even greater field trip opportunities.  Club 360 is for sixth- through eighth-grade students interested in STEM as it relates to our marine environment and boating in general. They are supported by the Sea Scouts who assist in training the younger youth in sailing and paddling skills. 

For more information on the program please contact Bay Sea Scouts Inc. at 440-829-7048 or Skipper@seascoutship41.org; or Jennifer LaRiccia, Director of Exploring, at Jennifer.LaRiccia@scouting.org. 


Richard Gash

Adult leader with Sea Scout Ship 41, contact mr.gash@gmail.com

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