Sea Scouts BSA

The July Bowsprit

The first of June 2023 marked the beginning of BSA’s 2023—2024 program year. For all of us in the Sea Scout program, it also marked an ending and a beginning.

Sail Aboard the USCG Eagle

Every summer for over a decade, the Coast Guard has partnered with Sea Scouting to offer a weeklong sailing adventure aboard USCGC EAGLE to a select group of Sea Scouts from around the nation.

Commodore’s Corner – Fair Winds and Following Seas

This is my last Commodore’s Corner as my term officially ends today. Much was accomplished, much remains to be done. My only real regret is that we couldn’t quite manage to get Sea Scout membership into growth mode. Admittedly, these have been challenging times in...

New National Commodore Selected: Ben Feril

n me in welcoming Ben Feril as the 2022-2024 National Sea Scout Commodore. Ben’s term officially begins on June 1 and you can join us for the virtual change of watch on May 21 at 2100 EST.

2022 Update to Sea Scout Advancement Requirements

Hello everyone – it’s my pleasure to let you know that we’ve updated the Sea Scout advancement requirements to better accommodate paddle craft. The 2016 revision initially added paddle craft options, resulting in paddle craft becoming so popular that now 25% of...

Southern Region Mailing List Discontinued

Effective June 1st, Southern Region is no more as BSA transitions to the new National Service Territory model. If you would like to continue to receive Sea Scout news, please subscribe to the Commodore’s Corner mailing list – use this link to subscribe....

Commodore’s Corner: Happy New Year 2021

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year. 2020 wasn’t quite the year we were looking for, but despite everything, Sea Scouting persevered and is poised for a great 2021.

Commodore’s Corner: Fall Equinox Edition 2020

There’s a lot going on this fall – here are a few notes to bring you all up to date. Program Notes As we approach the fall equinox, school has started in most places and we are all struggling to figure out how our program is going to work this fall and...

Sea Promise Updated

As you are probably aware, BSA is committed to making sure that all of our programs and related materials are free of anything not inclusive. In Sea Scouts, one significant element that is questionable is the last line of the Sea Promise, which reads “seek to preserve...
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