Announcing the 2019-2020 National Boatswain

Hannah Carter has been named the 2019-2020 National Boatswain. Hannah is a member of Mariners 936 of Dana Point, California in the Orange County Council. She the current Western Region Boatswain and an Able Sea Scout.

New Sea Scouts Uniform Online Learning Module Available

Scouting U announces that a new Sea Scout Uniform module was launched in the BSA Learn Center on February 22nd, and contains the latest uniform information. The new module is built to be more mobile friendly than previous e-learning courses.

Leadership and Flagship Nomination Deadlines

The deadline to recognize a deserving Scout or Scouter with a Sea Scout Leadership Award or a Ship with the National Flagship Award is approaching. National Flagship Applications are due March 31. National and Regional Leadership Award nominations are due March 1. Area Leadership Award nominations are due April 1. You may download the application from

Summer Cruise Opportunities

The most important part of any ship’s program is the annual long cruise. If you have not begun planning for this summer’s cruise, read on to see what resources are available to you. They are The Passport to Adventure Long Cruise Guide, Provisional Cruise Opportunities, Specialty Cruise Opportunities, and Opportunities to attend Sea Base in 2020. For more information see

Sea Scout Safety Moments

We are excited to introduce the first four videos of the Sea Scout Safety Moment series. These short, peer to peer safety videos cover life jackets, fire extinguisher use, the 10 personal essentials, and the 10 boat essentials. They are appropriate for any audience, Sea Scouts, Scouts, and the boating community as a whole. Enjoy and share! The entire series, including future videos still in development, will be available at

Invitation to apply for Area, Regional, and National Boatswain

I have always viewed the leadership positions that I held as opportunities to help other people. From Ship Boatswain’s Mate of Program to National Boatswain, that position on leadership has never changed. As a youth led program we all have the unique opportunity...