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Sea Scouts Fear Missing the Boats

Sea Scouts Fear Missing the Boats

The Sea Scout program, which instills sailing and leadership skills in youth ages 12 to 18, has not ventured beyond Dana Point Harbor since February, anchored by a pending Coast Guard investigation.   Emotions are reaching a crescendo as many in the local boating community see the Coast Guard action as an unnecessary affront to […]

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Cadet Navigates Passing the Baton

Cadet Navigates Passing the Baton

My wife’s daughter Breanna Hite returned to her alma mater recently to share her experiences and offer advice to Laguna Beach High School students who might be considering a Coast Guard career.   For the cadet, Hite’s turn at recruiting signified her own maturation and readiness to begin sharing the lessons that propelled her into […]

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Navigating Towards a Mariner’s Prize

Navigating Towards a Mariner’s Prize

By Benjamin Bodart, Special to the Independent  Laguna Beach’s Liz Fletcher, 17, will soon achieve the prestigious rank of quartermaster in the Mariners Sea Scouts program. The quartermaster rank is comparable to the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts and requires a depth of knowledge about maritime activities as well as completion of a community […]