From the Central Region Commodore – March Edition

Happy Spring!

While other Ships in other Regions have been “on the water” for some time, we in the Central Region have just begun thinking of uncovering the boats, doing our safety checks and needed repairs and deciding when we plan to launch. Spring is a busy time for our Ships.

Using Email to Send a Text Message

Did you know you can send text messages from your desktop or laptop email program, or even webmail? It is an easy and convenient way to send meeting reminders to the Sea Scouts, and their parents. Messages are delivered individually, not as group texts. Replies come back to your inbox. And you can maintain your contact info in one place. This is a great way to keep in contact, without the need to try and figure out how to send text messages from your phone.

Time for a new Central Region Shoulder Patch

Now that Sea Scouting is a stand-alone program in the BSA, it’s time we design a new Central Region shoulder patch!
Our last patch was done for the Sea Scout centennial in 2012 – but now, we are opening up a contest for all Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters!

From the Central Region Boatswain – February Edition

The beginning of 2016 has been exciting and busy! The Region and I have been working hard to make information and resources available to you. A few weeks ago, we sent out a notice that we needed area and regional youth staff: as of today, I believe that still holds true. I know many of you have reservations in regards to joining a youth corps because either you’re worried about commitments or you’re worried that you don’t have enough experience. Personally, stepping into this job from a unit- I didn’t know what I would be doing or how I was going to accomplish anything with my busy schedule. I can assure you: the adult staff works with you to achieve your goals and manage your time. If you are at all interested, please apply! We still require Area Boatswains, Regional Boatswains Mates, and a Regional Yeoman.

Progress on our New Web Site

As you may have heard, the National Sea Scout Service Committee has a team that has been working on developing a new Sea Scout web site. The site can be found at: This new site has been undergoing a great transition over the last month, and...

Online Training Available

Did you know that you can complete your Fast Start and Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training (SSALBT) on-line? No excuses for untrained adults working in the Sea Scout program, as we have both courses available to you, today. AND, you can complete your training with,...

From the Central Region Boatswain

Ahoy, Sea Scout Ships of the Central Region! The Region Leadership and I are excited to announce that we are looking to expand the youth corps. We are looking for excited, dedicated, and motivated scouts who would like to represent their ship, their area, and their...

Two Important Updates

Recently, two very important articles have been published by the National Sea Scout Service Committee that we want to make sure we bring to the attention of every Ship in the Central Region: 2015 National Flagship Competition – we hope that all our Ships will...