New Ship in Abilene!

Here is a nice article on new Ship 486 in Abilene, Texas – the first ship in Texas Trails Council in a long time. Welcome aboard! http://arnne.ws/2jfr0yl By the way, there’s a surprisingly rich history of Sea Scouts in West Texas, including the SSS...

Upcoming Seabadge Opportunities

We have two upcoming opportunities to attend Seabadge in Southern Region. We have a class coming up at the Camp Wisdom Conference Center (near Dallas) on November 2-4, 2017, and another at the Florida Seabase Conference Center on January 26-28, 2018. Unfortunately the...

Sea Scout presentation at DEMA

If any of you are planning to attend the DEMA show in Orlando, be sure to attend the talk about Sea Scouts. The Next Generation of Scuba Divers Using Sea Scouts to Bring in Youth Divers What: Seminar Presentation Date: Wednesday 11/1/17 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Where:...

Pensacola Sea Scouts

Check out this nice news article from the Pensacola News Journal about Ship 609. http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/09/07/pensacola-sea-scouts-learn-science-art-sailing/632659001/ You can learn more about Ship 609 here.

Why Drill and Ceremony is Still Important for Sea Scouts

“Helmsman, 10 degrees right rudder, make our course 87 degrees magnetic, get us out of this channel.” “Why, that’s a dumb course to make I’m not going to do that.” These are the kind of exchanges you don’t want to have and the kind of the responses you don’t want to...

Back to School Recruiting

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, it’s time for back to school recruiting. Here’s a great presentation by Western Region Commodore Josh Gilliland on how to organize a ship open house.  There’s more in this article...

Long Cruise Badge

Please check out this great article about the Long Cruise badge from our Western Region shipmates. The long cruise badge is an under appreciated but very important aspect of Sea Scout advancement, and it is one of the few such things that can be earned by adults as...

August Sea Scouts of the Month

Our Southern Region quarterdeck has decided to recognize some of the great Sea Scouts around the region by designating a Scout of the Month for each area. These worthy Scouts have been selected to be our very first Scouts of the Month! If you’d like to nominate...

10 Steps for Ship Success

This 15 minute presentation by National Flagship Skipper Todd Skiles is full of great suggestions for both new and established ships. Ship 100 (SSS Dominion) has faced their set of challenges, and has overcome them to become our National Flagship for 2017. Learn what...

Open House

As we approach the start of the school year, it is time to start planning an Open House for your ship. Check out this article from our Western Region counterparts which will give you some great ideas for how to attract new members!  Back to School Recruiting- Class...