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IRVING, TX – The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America has approved a resolution establishing Sea Scouts, BSA as an independent program of the Boy Scouts of America–in full company with the other BSA programs: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturing. Likewise, the Board made corresponding amendments to the BSA Charter and Bylaws.

While the changes in the text of these documents are modest, mostly the inclusion of the Sea Scout program in several clauses and paragraphs, the changes will be significant; providing Sea Scouting with access to the full range of attention and support at the National Council and throughout the BSA organization.

This is a significant milestone for Sea Scouts, BSA.

The National Sea Scout Support Committee, the National Director, and the National Commodore are already working to use this new status to improve and expand Sea Scouting.  Plans for 2016 include emphasis on membership growth, providing additional resources to support existing ships and help increase the number of Sea Scout Ships (units) throughout the country.

Another emphasis area for 2016 will be improved communications and enhanced use of electronic media.  Check out the new Sea Scout website at: www.SeaScoutBeta.org.

You can read the full resolution here