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In honor of the 90th anniversary of Sea Scouts in 2002, BoatUS, the nation’s largest recreational boating organization, instituted the annual Sea Scout National Flagship Award. Since then the award has been presented to ships from Texas, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, California, and Oregon.


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, Sea Scout Ship Performance outline, and the Ship’s Performance Scoresheet for the Journey to Excellence Award.


 Download the PDF version of the National Flagship Application HERE.


Make sure the ship meets the entire minimal standard on this scoresheet. If you feel that the ship qualifies, have the Sea Scouts in the ship put together a compelling packet of information that tells the judges why the ship deserves this prestigious honor. The 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.  Please note that simply filling out the scoresheet and mailing it without supporting materials will not qualify the ship for this award.

A ship must meet the minimal national standards in all areas for a calendar year starting January 1 and ending December 31. The application is due to the National Sea Scout Office by March 31, 2014 to be considered for the National Flagship Award. The address is National Flagship Competition, Boy Scouts of America, National Sea Scout Office, SUM 250, 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, Texas 75038. Call (972) 580-2448 for answers to your questions regarding this award.


The ship that is awarded the National Flagship honor will be allowed to wear the National Flagship patch with the current year and fly the National Flagship flag with four stars. (There are patches for the uniform and a ship’s flag available through the BSA Supply Group, which can be ordered and paid for by the winning ship.)

Download the PDF version of the National Flagship Application HERE

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There are a lot of resources you can utilize that will help you to succeed in Sea Scouts.  Listed below are just a few of those resources and links to help you find more information.

Web Links

These are links to resources you may find useful in your programs.  These links are provided as a courtesy of Sea Scouts, BSA and do not constitute an endorsement of the sites, or the organizations, products, services, or ideas listed in them.  You agree that you use these links and sites at your own discretion.

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        BeAScout logo Resources - (replaces the Ship Locator) this resource will permit Sea Scout Ships to provide contact information. Visit this resource site to learn how to include your unit's information on




        scoutstufflogo - the Official BSA Supply web site. Search here for Sea Scout uniform and program items.



The Ship's Stores - Traditional Sea Scout, Quartermaster, and adult uniforms for both men and women at affordable prices.

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Navy Exchange - Uniform Shop - See the Sea Scout Manual for instructions regarding authorized purchases of U.S. Navy uniforms for Sea Scout program use.

   seafarer - Source for the light blue (commonly called chambray) short- or long-sleeve Sea Scout youth work uniform shirts.


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SG Trading Post - check out the cool customizable offical Sea Scout items available at the SG Trading Post!