Extraordinary Sea Scouts attain ‘Ordinary’ ranking

LIHU‘E — Three Kaua‘i sea scouts have achieved “Ordinary” ranking, a feat nothing short of extraordinary.

Jacob Sauceda, Lila Detreaux and Taryn Mann are the first to reach the rank of Ordinary in the Kaua‘i Sea Scouts, Commodore Larry Richardson said in a release.

Sauceda, Detreaux and Man are now the highest-ranking Sea Scouts in the state of Hawai‘i. They were congratulated by Jaqueline Marshall of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Richardson said the nautical rank of Ordinary dates back to the 18th Century.

To earn the rank of Ordinary, the Sea Scout must know the ideals of Sea Scouting, be an active member for at least six months, learn special skills relating to boats, marlinspike seamanship, piloting, communicating, swimming, safety and cooking, Richardson said.

Additionally, three of seven electives need to be completed. These include close-order drill, signaling in semaphore, boxing a compass, yacht racing, sailing, ornamental ropework and engine maintenance.

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