New SPARS Available

When the new edition of the Sea Scout Manual arrives in Scout Shops this fall, you will notice some significant changes. A section on Paddlecraft has been added to support new paddlecraft alternatives to some of the traditional Sea Scout rank requirements. Other...

American Canoe Association Partnership Established

The leaders of American Canoe Association (ACA) and the Sea Scouts, BSA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that establishes ongoing support for paddling in Sea Scout units (“Ships”). Christopher Stec, Chief Operating Officer of the ACA, noted that...

Sea Scout Apparel Available

At the 2016 National Annual Meeting, Sea Scouts, BSA unveiled a line of gear and apparel. The items include the Sea Scout logo and can be personalized with your ship name and/or number, your name, your position and so much more. The purpose of this initiative is for...

Summer Cruise Opportunities

What is a long cruise? The Long Cruise is a super summer activity that is be the culmination of everything that the Sea Scouts have been preparing and training to do for the entire year.  It is traditionally a one to two week cruise on a large vessel.  However it...

Sea Scout Eligibility for Awards

The BSA National Board, on February 10, 2016, adopted a resolution “…to make Sea Scouts a separate program with the same status of other programs.”  What are the changes in Sea Scout eligibility for awards and recognitions as a result of the Sea Scout program status...

T.W. Cook to Take the Helm as New Southern Region Commodore

On behalf of the National Sea Scout Committee and the Southern Region, we are pleased to announce the selection of a new Southern Region Commodore T.W. Cook. His election will take place in San Diego at the Southern Region Annual meeting and we look forward to his...

2016 National Flagship Named

Ship 100, the “Viking” Honored With BoatU.S. and the Sea Scouts, BSA  2016 National Flagship Award The Boats Owners Association of the United States (BoatU.S.) and Sea Scouts, BSA recognize Sea Scout Ship 100 the “Viking” of San Francisco Bay Area Council and Golden...

Passport to Adventure Long Cruise Guide

The Sea Scout program relies on an annual Long Cruise just like Scouting relies on summer camp or baseball relies on the World Series. It is the pinnacle of what Sea Scouting has to offer, high adventure on the water, lifelong friendships, lifelong memories, and of...

Alumni Spotlight- Kimberly Houghton

An Interview with Sea Scout Quartermaster, Kimberly Houghton, of Ship 502: Q: Tell me a little bit about yourself and your involvement with Sea Scouts.:  How and when did you join?  What did you participate in? A: Sea Scouts was a family operation for me – I joined...