Coast Guard Cutter Spencer hosts local Boy Scout Troop

1st Coast Guard District NewsBOSTON — The Coast Guard Cutter Spencer crews hosted a local Boy Scout Troop 127, from Lincoln, Mass., at Base Boston, April 29.

The in-depth guided tour was part of Troop 127’s visit to Coast Guard Base Boston. The tour also included a presentation on Coast Guard missions and capabilities, a tour of the Sector Boston Command Center, a 45-foot Response Boat-medium, a 25-foot Response Boat-small and the Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish.

Scouts got a chance to look at some of the inner-workings of the ships navigation system on the bridge of the Spencer. Lt. j.g. Matt Malacaria, Spencer’s public affairs officer, showed the scouts the correlation between how Coast Guard vessels use navigation on the water and how they might use navigation on land.

From the bridge, the scouts were taken outside to view some on the external workings of the ship.

Petty Officer 2nd class Ron Rosko, a Spencer gunner’s mate, gave the scouts a tour of the ship’s weapon and damage control systems.

“Boy Scout Troop 127’s trip to Coast Guard base Boston was a great success”, said Will Bursaw, a Boy Scout Troop 127 spokesman. “All around the Coast Guard personnel were very friendly and accommodating, several we encountered were Eagle Scouts.”

As the scouts saluted the national ensign and disembarked, they left with a new found understanding and appreciation for the men and women of the Coast Guard, and their shared commitment to service others, said Malacaria.

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