Erica WALKERSkipper USA-21United States
Erica is from Hubert, North Carolina, United States and is a member of Sea Scout Ship Sea Wolf (1810) of the East Carolina Council. She has been active in scouting for under a year and has earned the rank of Apprentice. She will graduate in 2019 from Home School.
She is home schooled and a junior in high school while also dual enrolled at Carteret Community College. As a Sea Scout, she is one of the founding members and has helped in the growth of her ship. She has helped teach other scouts in her ship on how to identify different types of sail boats and to tie some basic knots and has volunteered to help run booths for the local Seafood and Healing Waters festivals and represented her ship in a North Carolina State University oyster roast fundraiser. She holds classes at the local library to teach younger youth on useful knots and help promotes Sea Scouts on a local radio station.
Her ship helps to lead and run a 4H group, of which she has served as reporter, secretary, and currently, president. She is also the captain of an underwater robotics team, and was a member of it when they won first in presentation at the 2017 MATE ROV competition. She also helps run booths that use under water ROVs to promote youth to get them involved with the community.
As for the sports, she is on a bowling league and practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and does rock climb as a hobby.
With her ship being relatively new, she would like it to have something impressive to show, She feels that being able to say she participated in the William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup would give her something to be recognized for.
She has been sailing for under a year on FJ sailboats.