Baysmart has first REACH Module

This Tuesday kicked off the first of 10 modules focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) at Sea Scout Base Galveston. These modules are put on by our Baysmart program and teach youth STEM education in a fun hands on way. 

The kids first do a classroom session with our Education Coordinator, Abigail Hils, and then go out on the sail boats to apply what they have learned.

For more information about the REACH program contact the Baysmart team at (409) 572-2562.


Team Building at SSBG!

Last week here at Sea Scout Base Galveston, we had a team building day!  

A fun scavenger hunt kicked off the event through beautiful Galveston, Texas. #mygalveston

This was followed by a terrific cooking class at the Kitchen Chick, a cute shop that has every cooking utensil you can imagine. 

Needless to say, we had a great day bonding.

Wish you were here at Sea Scout Base Galveston!

First Friday Adaptive Sailing Class

Galveston Community Sailing held the very first Adaptive Sailing Class last Friday. We had lots of participants out on the sailboats, and a great time was had by all.

A big thanks to our volunteers that came out from UTMB to help with this event.

If you or anyone you know is interested in Galveston Community Sailing, call Mike Janota at (409) 572-2562.

Join Us For Our Third Week of Wednesday Night Races!

Galveston Community Sailing Center is entering it's third week of intense sailing competition, with the Wednesday Night Races! 

Anyone in the Galveston or greater Houston area is encouraged to attend and compete. Participation is free to Galveston Community Sailing Members and available for a small fee to anyone else interested in attending.

Here are some pictures from Wednesday Night Races inaugural sail!

If you are interested in joining Galveston Community Sailing Center or you just would like more information about Wednesday Night Races and our other programs, please call (409) 572-2562

Privateers Enjoy Victory and Apple Pie

Last week we had a bunch of great groups come out for our second to last week of summer camp.

While they were here they got to enjoy fun and sun, not to mention a bunch of great food at our Luau!

Many thanks to the Lighthouse Charity Team for cooking us up some pork chops and apple pie.

 

And of course we have the last weeks winners of the prized golden coconuts.

Wish you were here at Sea Scout Base Galveston!

 

Campers vs. Staff! Always a New Adventure at Sea Scout Base Galveston!

Last week at Sea Scout Base Galveston, we ended camp right with a fun luau and great games! Great food was had, Captain Rob sang us some songs, and the campers had some great skits prepared for everyone.

 

After dinner, the campers and staff had an intense volley ball game. Of course the staff won 2 for 2 games! Maybe the next weeks crews will have better luck.

Wish you were here at Sea Scout Base Galveston!

 

Week One Update

It is the first week of the Galveston Nautical Adventures here at Sea Scout Base Galveston! As the name suggests, many adventures are taking place on the water for our participants.

We even had some fishy friends visit us on the docks!

A school of mullet!

SSBG is Making Friends on Offats Bayou

Today at Sea Scout Base Galveston our resident biologist Abigail Hils was alerted that there was a new creature in our onsite wetlands. Abigail was notified of this exciting development by none other than our Executive Director, Ed Carrette, who spotted the creatures while walking the facility.

What are these creatures you ask? Stingrays! Specifically Southern Stingrays, which have a different body shape and can grow much larger than their Atlantic cousin.

Sign up for our programs and come discover the wildlife here at Sea Scout Base Galveston!