The 2018 Davy Jones Rendezvous was a three-day event held in North Carolina at Camp Durant on October nineteenth through the twenty-first. A total of 53 scouts and 25 leaders were in attendance.

Friday night several Sea Scouts Ships and Venture Crews from NC and VA arrived at their campsites and were invited to join the OA cracker barrel for snacks and socializing.

Saturday began with colors and breakfast provided by the OA. After the meal, the Ships and Crews filtered out to the forenoon activities. Several on the water events, including sunfish racing, canoe tug of war, and paddleboard pool noodle jousting were offered as well as onshore events such as fishing, knot tying, and fire starting. Throughout the morning the youth enjoyed these activities as well as socializing with the other Ships and Crews. After lunch, the activities continued until a slight rain occurred, which resulted in card games and camaraderie. Saturday night the OA invited the group to join them in fellowship after the DJR awards ceremony where the winners of the day’s competitions were acknowledged and awarded.

After the Sunday morning worship ceremony, the scouts made their goodbyes and parted ways.

John Whitlow
Southern Region Area 7 Boatswain