Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sea Scouts Headlines in Observer

This latest issue of the Westlake/Bay Village Observer has Sea Scout Ship 41's award winning "Hi-Tide" as the lead article.

This article is a great recruiting tool.  Be sure to get copies of the paper and pass it along to your friends so that they can see what Sea Scouting is fun.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Video of Live TV 3 Broadcast

This is the LINK to the live WKYC, TV 3, broadcast of the Great Lake Erie Boat Float.   The last 3 minutes of the interview are live with our very own Andrew Gash, an employee of Procter and Gamble, Tide Plant in Lima, Ohio.

Ship 41's award winning  "Hi Tide" was used as the backdrop for the interviews. 

This has been a great learning experience for our Sea Scouts.  Now "Hi Tide" will be on display in the quad. at Case Western University as part of Campus Sustainability Day, October 21, 2009.

"Hi Tide" will be displayed with a sign promoting recycling and indicating the fact that the Tide bottles are made with 25% plus of post consumer recycled plastic.  After the display all the plastic bottles will be recycled.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sea Scouts at the Great Lake Erie Boat Float

The award winning, Sea Scout Ship 41, captured the "Best use of  Plastic Recyclables" at the Great Lake Erie Boat Float on Saturday.  Below you see the Sea Scout crew with "Hi Tide" rigged and ready to go.

At the start line the six crew members, all wearing life jackets, had paddles at the ready.

The dozen or so float boats headed out to the mark, about 300' from the shore, with "Hi Tide" making a strong start, sails billowing.

Heading for home it was neck and neck with Dr. Marcus Eriksen aboard "Cola-Hoga"  with the crew form Mentor High School way in the lead.

"Cola-Hoga" pipped "Hi Tide" at the post.  So the scouts did not receive the award as the fastest boat but did very well in receiving the "Best Use of Plastic Recyclables".  "Hi Tide" was so well received that it was invited to be the backdrop for live morning broadcasts by Cleveland Channel 3 TV news.

Our sponsor, Andrew Gash, a line manager at the Procter & Gamble Tide plant in Lima presented Dr. Marcus with a Ship 41 hat live on WKYC, TV 3, to thank him for his efforts on behalf of our environment.  Andrew congratulated Ship 41 for their award and explained that the 500 Tide bottles in "Hi Tide" were made with over 25% post consumer recycled plastic. 

Thank you Andrew and Tide for providing the reject bottles! 

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sea Scouts in the Great Lake Erie Boat Float

Our concern for the waterfront continues.

Ship 41 is taking part, to highlight responsible recycling of plastic, in the Great Lake Erie Boat Float. The Boat Float is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Tuesday we attended a workshop by Dr. Marcus Eriksen on building boats using plastic bottles. Marcus in 2008 sailed across the Pacific Ocean in a raft composed of 15,000 pop bottles so had a lot of stories andtips to pass along.

The Sea Scouts are building a boat, Hi-Tide, made frm 500 Tide bottles, a 10’ wooden pallet and

used jib and main sheets to tie it all together. The Tide bottles are made from #2 plastic which is a highly desirable and sought after recycling product.