Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts is a co-ed program for young men and women who are aged 14 – 20.  Sea Scout units, called “Ships” usually have a focus like recreational boating, marine industry, or military.  Sea Scouts develop better citizenship and boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

Sea Scout ships use a variety of boats from small outboard motorboats to large sailing yachts and vessels. No matter what their ship does, they will discover thrills you just can’t get anywhere else.  Sea Scouts are recognized and rewarded for the things they learn and do. They can earn valuable certifications in SCUBA, boating safety, lifesaving, and CPR, as well as advance in rank from Apprentice to Quartermaster. Each certification and level of advancement marks their growth as a sailor and a leader.

If your child is age 14 or an 8th grade graduate and looking for challenge and adventure on the water, it’s time for them to join Sea Scouting

Quartermasters Spotlight

Quartermaster (QM) is the highest award a Sea Scout can earn. Requirements, such as a major leadership service project, are often the same as the Eagle requirement, while others will be more difficult, like earning a Red Cross, YMCA or BSA Lifeguard certification. Most QM requirements include teaching the lower ranks their advancement requirements. Quartermasters are accomplished boat handlers, navigators, pilots, crew leaders, and are tested in life saving and rescue techniques.