Three-story tall Pirate ship dedicated at Boy Scout camp

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 04:10 PM.

Bennett said he was involved in scouting as a youth and displayed a patch he received for attending winter camp at Sam Hatcher.

“I spent the coldest night of my life here,” he said. “It was eight degrees.”

He challenged the scouts to grab the reins of leadership.

“Remember this day when people you don’t even know and may never see again gave you this gift,” Bennett said. “I hope that as you grow older you’ll remember this so you will be the person to give back to your community.”

The ship has three cabins on the lower level that can be used for gatherings, while the deck of the ship, which has three levels, can be used as a play area as well as a stage for contests or other activities.

Skip Greene III, president of Group III Management in Kinston that constructed the ship, received the honor of christening the structure. After failing to break the bottle of champagne on the front of the ship, he simply bent down to crack it open on the concrete foundation.

Then it was time for the scouts in attendance to explore the ship.

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