We hosted a small celebration this afternoon in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Florida Sea Base and 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. Rob Kolb, Director of Program, was the host; Chrystene Matthews, Director of Food Services, and her staff handled all of the decorations and food preparations; and Capt. Keith Douglass, Facilities Director (and former City Councilman) was the Master of Ceremonies. A lignum vitae tree was planted in front of the Ship’s Store as our Centennial Tree. [If you're not familiar with this tree, there is a good article on Wikipedia.] Celebrations (and tree plantings) were held across the United States today to honor the BSA’s 100th anniversary.
Don’t forget that 30th/100th Anniversary patches and decals are available through mail order from the Ship’s Store.
Also, there is only one week left in the 2011 registration lottery for the Florida Sea Base. The 2010 spring program season opens this Saturday, 13 February. The base will once again be inundated with staff and participants and we will be back to serving our primary customers. Here we go again.