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Sea Scout Base Galveston

Sitting in the Bay Area Council archives, is a bound set of Executive Board meeting minutes from the year 1946.  Within those minutes, lies out the original desire and concept of creating a Sea Scout Base, which would be located around the Galveston Island area.  Today that concept, along with generous financial donations, volunteer commitment, strong partnerships and community relations, has evolved into one of the most unique state of the art facilities ever created to connect individuals to the waterways off the Texas Gulf Coast and ocean beyond!   Below are some of the more interesting facility facts, relationships and accomplishments the base has achieved since the physical structure planning began in 2010.

·Licensed by the Texas Department of Health Services as a Youth Camp Program

·National Camp Accreditation through the Boy Scouts of America

·On-Track to be a LEED Certified by the US Green Building Council

·Partnered with U.S. Sailing as a Community Sailing Center, that will host the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championship

·Partnered Member of the proposed National Lone Star Coastal Recreation Area coalition

·Lodging, Dining & Conference Operations available

·4 Lane Swimming Pool with a 12 foot diving well for SCUBA instruction

·Outdoor Chapel/Amphitheater, Beach Volleyball Court, Program Pavilions, and Ship’s Store

·Fleet Details:  4 Pico’s, 18 FJ’s, 7 Sonar’s, 6 35’+ Sail Boats, 15 Kayaks, the 110’ Maritime Educational Vessel “BaySmart” and the 82’ retired Coast Guard Cutter “Point Glass”

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