Sea Scout Advancement
Advancement is an important part of the Sea Scout experience. These experiences help Sea Scouts to set realistic goals to achieve rank, accomplish projects, and gain knowledge and understanding of the world around them.
There are many opportunities for advancement in Sea Scouts. Included are the trails to Eagle and Quartermaster. Each of these trails is a highlight experience, but each requires the Sea Scout to set his (or her, in the case of the Quartermaster Award) own goals and follow through to achievement. Sea Scouts can also pursue Venturing awards. The requirements for advancement were designed by Sea Scout youth to establish standards of performance for all Sea Scouts.
Advancement Requirements & Downloads
Download and view these helpful files.
- Current Sea Scout Advancement Requirements.
- QM Fact Sheet (BSA Official - 420-012).
- QM Leadership Service Project Workbook (BSA Official) fill-out and print the package from your computer.
- QM Rank Application - Fillable (BSA Official - 420-015) fill-out and print the package from your computer.
- Sea Scout Personal Advancement Record (SPAR) advancement tracking record.
- US Coast Guard Auxillary - The National Commodore of the Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to recognize all new Eagles and Quartermasters by providing them with a congratulatory letter upon completion of their requirements. Visit the USCGA here for more information.
- United States Power Squadron - The United States Power Squadron offers outstanding boating safety courses to Sea Scouts and leaders, many of which include nationally and marine organization recognized certificates of completion. Download the USPS - Sea Scout Advancement Matrix that demonstrates how these courses may help Sea Scouts to meet specific advancement objectives.