Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scout troop of Summerland lends a helping hand to Crane Point Hammock!

Photography credit:  Larry Benvenuti


MARATHON, FL (July 24, 2013) – Boy Scouts from the Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure Program based out of the Brinton Environmental Center, Florida Sea Base on Summerland Key, recently arrived at Crane Point for their annual visit to assist in property maintenance.  The Boy Scouts, varying in age from 17- 22, are helping to remove invasives within the property and perform other maintenance duties in the hammock as well.

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s national honor society dedicated to promoting service and camping.  The Ocean Adventure Program is comprised of both service and the adventure element with scouts from across the country.

In addition to conservation service, participants spend time throughout the Keys sailing, snorkeling, swimming and trolling for sport fish in the warm waters of the Keys.

The mission of the Order of the Arrow High Adventure program is to promote leadership growth and learn about the Keys’ eco-system and its marine environment.

The Boy Scouts of America rotate groups of Scouts in the Florida Keys over approximately a ten-week period spending two days each week camping and working at Crane Point.  Throughout the summer, Crane Point will benefit from nearly 90 scouts and their leaders.

“These young men are the cream of the crop and a pleasure to work with.  They are always welcome at Crane Point and we look forward to working with them again next summer, “ said Loretta Geotis, Director of Operations at Crane Point.

For more information about Crane Point, call 305-743-3900 or email


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