Bay Village Sea Scout meets with governor

Phoebe Sutherland, third from right, meets with Governor Mike DeWine.

Bay Village Sea Scout Phoebe Sutherland, representing Boy Scouts of America, Lake Erie Council, joined other invited scouts from the different program areas of scouting, and visited the Ohio Statehouse to present a “Report to the State.”

On May 16 the scouts spent an hour with Governor Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Frank LaRose, discussing why they enjoy being part of the scouting movement of almost 100,000 scouts in the state. In Ohio, more than 1.1 million service hours to the community were recorded and a total of 198,323 Merit Badges were earned. Of those badges, 19,252 were citizenship related, 28,939 were related to fitness and 17 were STEM related.

In talking about her trip, Phoebe said, “Meeting Governor DeWine and Sec. of State LaRose was a great experience and touring the Capitol was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about our state government and see it firsthand. I also enjoyed meeting the other scouts and am keeping in touch with them.”

The Boy Scouts of America helps build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities, lifelong values, and skills with fun and adventure.

In the boating months, Phoebe is on Lake Erie paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing and is looking forward to participating in the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary's “Safety at Sea” event in July at the Lorain Coast Guard Station.

Richard Gash

Adult leader with Sea Scout Ship 41, contact

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:20 AM, 06.04.2019