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News abounds on the island communities
Here are some snippets from our community newsletter from this spring-summer awards, programs and fund raisers. We’re proud of our beach-side community, do you want to be a part of it?
CUB SCOUTS ARE BACK ON THE ISLAND
And it’s about time. This piece of Americana has been absent from the island since 1981.If a boy wanted to join the Cub Scoutshe would have to travel off the island fo rmeetings – which did not have a great response. Both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts seemed to lose their luster for a while in the face of a growing technical world. It’s nice to see them back. It can be a welcome balance in the life of these young boys. Sanibel has formed Pack 1740 with 11 second graders.Maybe, in time, there will be more Packs and they can go on to become Scout Troops. It seems right to have cub scout activities back on Sanibel. Good news!
SANIBEL BIKE CLUB DOES IT AGAIN
The Bike Club has been named as the 2015 Florida Bicycle Association Club of the Year making it one of the best in the state of Florida. This is the second time they’ve been recognized in their short existence. They also received the prestigious award for the year 2011. The club has weekly rides every Wednesday and Saturday and also sponsors the donation of rehabilitated bikes to the farm workers in Immokalee. They have donated over 600 bikes in their five years. To learn more about the Bike Club or join their weekly rides go to sbcsite.altervista.org. It’s better than dieting.
SANIBEL SEA SCHOOL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
This nonprofit marine conservation foundation just celebrated its 10th year of ocean education and outreach on Sanibel. It was opened as a tiny school offering ocean-themed classes for kids. Now it offers summer camps, boat trips, adult programs and more. All outings are field-based so students get a wet-feet connection with the marine environment. The kids who attend and experience the ocean for the first time have their minds opened to a whole new world. It’s great. If you want to learn more go to www.Sanibelseaschool.org.