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09-06-19







GLSPS Annual Fundraiser!!

UMSAT Show Website

New Date and Venue for 2020 UMSAT Show!!

April 3 - 4, 2020

2020 FEATURED SPEAKER
Emmy Award
Winning Underwater Videographer!
Becky Kagen Schott


Friday Night at the Movies
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(Meet and Greet Party with food and Beverages)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Location
 
For more information on the 2019 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2020 UMSAT Show, please visit www.umsatshow.org



If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at info@umsatshow.org or contact Mary Lillimo at marylillemo@gmail.com or Phil Kerber at pkerber@glsps.org

Here are the Links to Important Exhibitors Documents

  UMSAT Booth Table Layout at Jimmy's Event Center

We are always looking for speakers that would like to present a great topic about their scuba diving or adventure travel experiences.

Please let us know if you, or anyone you know, would like to be a star and speak at a future UMSAT Show!


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Check out the most beautiful magazine ever produced in Northern Minnesota!


GLSPS Project Sponsors



Air Down There Scuba offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. Required to show GLSPS Membership Card! 
Thank you, Scott and Tracy!



Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center offers free air fills and special pricing on rental equipment while participating in GLSPS projects. You will be required to show your GLSPS Membership Card.  They have also loaned us a GoPro HD video camera for a few projects. Thank you, Steve and Jolene!

Videos produced by Steve at Aquaventure Dive and Photo Center filmed in Lake Michigan on a Milwaukee charter trip. Click on their above logo for information to join them on a charter to visit these shipwrecks.
Prins Willem
The Dredge 906
Lumberman



Jay Hanson from North Shore Scenic Cruises has helped the GLSPS on many projects. Jay has many years of experience as a Captain, dive shop owner, dive instructor and commercial diver.

Jay has taken a different path for the past few years and his scuba charters are no longer available. However, in 2012, Jay purchased the Wenonah which was previously used to transport people from Grand Portage, MN to Isle Royale, MI. He now offers day cruises on the North Shore of Lake Superior and is docked at the Silver Bay, MN Marina.

For the last two years the Wenonah has been laid up in dry dock to replace the entire steel bottom of the boat in order to pass the Coast Guard Safety Inspection. 
The Wenonah will hopefully be ready for service in 2020.

If you are interested in booking a 2 hour - day charter cruise on the North Shore of Lake Superior, please click on the logo above for information on joining him and his staff on a north shore day cruise.

HomeBSA Basket Weaving Program

GLSPS and BSA Venture Crew 820 Annual Underwater
Basket Weaving Event
 


Saturday, September 22nd, 2018


BSA Scuba Venture Crew 820 hosted its seventh annual underwater basket-weaving event on 22 at Golden Acres Campground on Square Lake.


Six youth Scouts wove baskets 20-feet underwater under the supervision of six adult

Scouters, and two additional adult Scouts providing shore support.


All participants enjoyed the sunny 64 to 66 degree day, despite only 10 feet of visibility near the bottom of the lake, with water temperature at 66 degrees.

 

Scouts measured and cut pieces according to the basket kit directions and pre-assembled the base prior to diving. The weavers used the small round reed basket kit pattern the Scout shop sells: the 3”x3”x3” Natural Rattan Reed. This is the easiest to work with while under water, with the extra side material some of the scout’s baskets were 8 inches tall.

 

One small manageable event happened.  A broken wet suit zipper. Thank goodness for duct tape.

Scouts arrived in uniform to represent the Scout format.

 

In 59 to 67 minutes of bottom time, the Scouts completed weaving the sides while kneeling on dive platform 20-feet below the water surface. They finish the top loops back on land after the baskets dry out.

 

This event embodies all the elements of a perennial Scout fall classic: adventure, convenience, timeliness, creative expression, and ----FUN!


To answer any questions on these outings or our upcoming outings with the Venture Crew 820 please call Crew Advisor, Program Leader, Information is below.

Dean Soderbeck
Program Leader and BSA Advisor
deansoderbeck@yahoo.com
651-483-8596.