National Flagship Award


Now is the time for all ships to take stock of their past year’s program and document their accomplishments to apply for the annual National Flagship Competition. You will find attached the Annual Sea Scout Flagship Application, the Sea Scout Ship Performance outline, and the Ship’s Performance Scoresheet for the Journey to Excellence Award.

An application should include the completed scoresheet and a written narrative supplemented by other materials to support the ship’s application. Supporting material can include, but is not limited to, videos, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, letters, etc. Be comprehensive, yet concise and creative. This should all be presented on a thumb drive or CD/DVD, not in a paper format. A ship must meet the minimal national standards in all areas for a calendar year starting January 1 and ending December 31. Theapplication is due to the National Sea Scout Office by March 31, 2016 to be considered for the National Flagship Award. Submit the application on a thumb drive or CD/DVD.


More Information | Application| Deadline March 31, 2016


National Boatswain

The National Sea Scout Committee is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for two of the most rewarding experiences the program has to offer. The National Sea Scout Boatswain serves as the youth representative for all of the Sea Scouts across the country. As the National Boatswain, the Sea Scout will sit on the National Sea Scout Service Committee and lead the four regional Boatswains that make up the National Cabinet.

More Information | Application | Deadline March 1, 2016

SEAL Training

Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership Training, or SEAL, was designed to “jump start” the youth leaders of new Ships and to fine tune leaders of experienced Ships. It is a physically and mentally demanding, and remarkably rewarding hands- on leadership experience. New and experienced Sea Scouts will succeed at SEAL so long as they are willing to learn and work hard at preparation.

More Information | Application | Deadline March 1, 2016

Sail Aboard Eagle

Do you want the adventure of a lifetime?  Apply by March 31st to sail aboard the tall ship Coast Guard Barque Eagle!  The Eagle is a three-masted barque-rigged ship used to train cadets and officer candidates in the U.S. Coast Guard.  The Eagle was  built in Germany in 1936 and was taken as a war reparation by the U.S. after World War II. Since then the Eagle has been homeported in New London, Connecticut, the location of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The National Sea Scout Support Committee has made special arrangements with the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for select Sea Scouts to join as crew aboard the Eagle during its summer cadet cruises.  This opportunity is available to all Sea Scouts who desire fun, adventure, and a summer cruise to remember – you don’t want to miss this chance.


Application | Deadline March 31, 2016