Mission

The mission of the National Organization of Sea Scout Alumni is to serve those previously involved in Sea Scouts, who still believe in the program, and provide ways for them to stay informed and involved.

Background

The National Sea Scout Alumni Organization (NOSSA) is an affinity group of Scouting Alumni & Friends. It was officially chartered in 2015.

Leadership

NOSSA is lead by a team of dedicated volunteers from all across the country.

Randy L. Potts – National Chairman

Over 30 years ago, Randy Potts became an Able Scout in a ship that drew its membership from youth in Wyoming and Utah; some say an interesting place to begin your Sea Scout voyage.  Although, Randy’s Scouting journey began years previous where he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1985.  Most recently, Randy has been serving the Southern Region as the Vice Commodore for Alumni/Outreach.  He is dedicated to reconnecting former Sea Scouts and Scouters with the region and Sea Scouts BSA as a whole.  Randy also serves on the Scouting Alumni & Friends and the National Eagle Scout Association’s national committees.

After finishing school, Randy enlisted in the United States Navy and while stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola was fortunate to greet visiting Scout units to the base as a liaison between Scouting and the Navy.  Randy performed as a rescue swimmer as well as was an intelligence specialist during his enlistment.  The experiences in Intel lead Randy to become very involved in his vocation focusing on cybercrime and cyber-terrorism prevention.  He is a founding member of the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ program known as InfraGard – National Member’s Alliance.

Randy holds an M.B.A. and Bachelor of Science in Information Security from Western Governors University; is a graduate of both Seabadge & Wood Badge; received the Area & Council Sea Scout Leadership award; the Silver Beaver award; and, is an Alumni award recipient.

Contact Randy by emailing: alumni@seascout.org

Justin Weaver – Chair – Northeast Region

Justin Weaver has been a part of the Scouting Movement for practically his entire life. He started as a Tiger Cub in his early youth, progressed through the Cub Scout program and into the Boy Scout program, earning his Eagle Scout in 2007. But while others around him saw this as the end of their Scouting journey, Justin continued on. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, gave countless hours of service to the Lodge and Council, was part of his Lodge Ceremonies Team, and was bestowed the Vigil Honor in the Order. He served on Staff at Camp Tuckahoe in Dillsburg PA where he worked in the Shooting Sports, Scoutcraft, Handicraft, and First Year Camper program areas. Justin was a part of two different Venture Crews and served as a Scout Leader in his home Troop after he turned 18. But even with all this Scouting experience and history, Sea Scouting is and will continue to hold a special place in Justin’s Scouting life.

Justin joined Sea Scout Ship 25 in York Pennsylvania as a youth and moved up through the ranks to Able Sea Scout before becoming an adult Officer in the Ship. He served as both a Boatswain’s Mate and Boatswain in that time. Being a part of an incredibly active Ship, he was able to sail the entire east coast from Cape Hatteras to Nova Scotia as well as the Florida Keys. Ship 25 even competed in the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race where Justin was part of the crew.

Today, Justin serves as the First Mate of Sea Scout Ship 25 and is on the Sea Scout NER Committee as both the Vice Commodore for Alumni Relations and the Western Pennsylvania Sea Scout Mentor. He also still serves at Camp Tuckahoe as a Commissioner, Program Staff, and Camp Master. Justin attended Pennsylvania College of Technology earning an Associates Degree in Technology Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Aided Product Design. He works at Mauell Corporation in Dillsburg Pennsylvania as a Mechanical Designer where he designs and builds control systems for urban infrastructure projects like power generation and distribution, water treatment, and mass transit.

John Green – Vice Chairman

John Green began his service in Scouting in 1983. He has been a part of Boy Scouts and Exploring as a youth. As an adult John has served Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Commissioner Service as well as serving on a verity of courses in Occoneechee Council, NYLT and two Seabadge courses.

John’s service to scouting extends over six different councils during his 24 years of service to the Army as well as to Scouts of Iraq and Afghanistan. In January 2013 upon returning to FT Bragg, NC he picked up where he left off with Occoneechee Council and formed Sea Scout Ship 71, organize a Seabadge course for the area and volunteer to serve on the Southern Region committee.

John is a trained Skipper, Unit Commissioner, Advisor, and ASM. He is active in the Ruritan Club and US Power Squadron. His scouting awards are numerous and many of note Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Community Organization Award, Advisor Award of Merit, Unit Leader Award of Merit, Religious Award, Eagle Scout Award, Seabadge, Wood Badge SR-894. John retired from the US Army in December 2016 with over 24 and a half years of service.

Peter Schmidt – Vice Chairman

Peter is a product of our program. Most notably he is a Sea Scout Quartermaster recipient and past National Boatswain but one of his favorite memories as a Scout was a summer cruise from Mackinaw City to Port Huron along the western coast of Lake Huron.

In his current role, Peter leads the Communications and Technology Group for the National Sea Scout Committee. Peter strongly believes that if we are going to grow our movement, connecting with our young alumni is a priority.

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois and is a civil engineer in the heavy civil industry in the Chicago area.