DANA POINT – Annemarie Kibbe of Laguna Niguel and Joshua Johnson of San Clemente were lauded by fellow members of Mariners 936 of Dana Point for their commitment, dedication and perseverance.
The teens were promoted to the revered rank of Quartermaster during a special celebration. The award is the Sea Scout equivalent of Eagle Scout and is difficult to attain. A scout must be able to lead al their fellow scouts, teach skills learned in previous merit badges, and show knowledge of the water on various levels.
Kibbe and Johnson received the award upon completion of lengthy, sustainable community service projects that are one of the many requirements for Quartermaster promotion.
Kibbe’s project consisted of building much needed trophy shelves for Aliso Niguel High School’s band room. Kibbe will attend the Honors Program at Colorado State University to study engineering and plans to become involved in Engineers without Borders during her college experience and sets her sights on a career that will help others.
Johnson’s project was construction of a fence, gates, and rabbit fencing for the teaching garden at Concordia Elementary School. Josh has now attained all of scouting’s highest ranks/awards. An accomplishment that less than 10 scouts within the Orange County Council can lay claim to. He is the first person to do so in the El Camino Real district. Johnson will attend California Maritime Academy in the fall majoring in Mariner Transportation.
For more information on becoming a Sea Scout, visit Mariners936.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.