by Nathan Clark

GENESEE COUNTY, MI – For the first time in six years, Boy Scouts of Genesee County and the Midwest will have the opportunity to learn to sail and how to live out on the waters of the Great Lakes on a week-long voyage on the Michigan Crossroads Council’s new sailboat, the Retriever.

“We want every kid to get a chance to learn,” said David Rowe, chairman of the Michigan Crossroads Council Sail Training Committee and avid sailor. “We give every kid a chance to learn how to do everything on the boat, from rigging sails to cooking aboard. To truly live aboard the boat.”

The Michigan Crossroads Council’s central office, located in Flint, oversees resources for the Boy Scout field service councils of Michigan, which are the councils that oversee the districts.