Commodore’s Corner Brief Update for August 2019

I an not sure yet how Commodore’s Corner is going to work (would love to hear your thoughts on what you’d like to see, send your ideas via email to twcook at seascout.org). In the meanwhile, here is a quick update on a few topics that need current...

Sea Scouts: Where are they going?

Whenever I’m asked the question “why do Sea Scouts?” by any high-schooler or adult, I usually provide a variety of reasons. One reason that I always explain is that Sea Scouts is valuable because the career opportunities the program exposes you to. When I say career...

Ronald Cain selected as Southern Region Boatswain 2019-2020

It is the pleasure of the Southern Region Sea Scout Committee to announce that Ronald Cain from Ship 106 “Loggerheads” of Greater Tampa Area Bay Council has been selected as our next Southern Region Boatswain. Ron has been serving as Area 4 boatswain since...

Southern Region Sea Scout Leadership Awards for 2018

Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the Regional Sea Scout Leadership award for 2018 – Regional Boatswain Ryan Trefny and Area 7 Commodore Jane Tallis. The region can award only two of these awards each year. This year’s recipients are...

Attention Council Commodores

This webinar is aimed at Council Commodores but contains quite a bit of material relevant to anyone working with Sea Scouts at the Council...

SSS Valor Named 2019 Southern Region Flagship

Ship 3, SSS Valor of Swansboro, North Carolina, has been named the 2019 Regional Flagship. Ship 3 is a relatively new but outstanding unit: over the past year, they have doubled their membership, had over half of their members reach Apprentice rank and shown a strong...

Southern Region Seabadge Opportunities

Registration is now open for Seabadge to be held in May hosted by Great Smoky Mountain Council near Knoxville, Tennessee. The Florida Seabadge at the end of January has been full for some time. A Seabadge is in the planning stages for North Texas in the late...

Regional Flagship Reminder

To all Southern Region Sea Scout Ships: the time has come to apply for the new Southern Region Flagship Title! Hopefully, your unit has been earning ranks, recruiting youth, and serving the local community. If your Sea Scout ship has been working diligently, it will...

Davy Jones Rendezvous 2018

The 2018 Davy Jones Rendezvous was a three-day event held in North Carolina at Camp Durant on October nineteenth through the twenty-first. A total of 53 scouts and 25 leaders were in attendance. Friday night several Sea Scouts Ships and Venture Crews from NC and VA...

Catalina 22 Paint Job Project

Robert Forrester, Skipper Sea Scouts Southwinds 100 in Atlanta provided this useful story of their fiberglass repair and repainting of one of their Catalina 22 sailboats. This might be useful guidance for others needing to undertake a similar project. See his complete...