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The 2020 UMSAT Show has been CANCELED because of the Corona-virus Outbreak

The New Date and Venue for 2021 UMSAT Show!!

April 9 - 10, 2021

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

Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Main Show

(Meet and Greet Party with Food and Beverages)
At The Holiday Inn Hospitality Room
(Next Door to Jimmy's)
7:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Stay tuned for the Lineup of Speakers for 2021

For more information on the canceled 2020 UMSAT show, and the upcoming 2021 UMSAT Show, please visit

If you are interested in joining the UMSAT Show Planning Committee, please email us at

Or, contact Mary Lillimo at "Show Chairperson", or Phil Kerber, "President", at

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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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
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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