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...

SEAL Preparation

SEAL preparation can be a challenge, even for our most experienced Scouts. Reagan S provided this note about the preparation classes he attended. It worked – he graduated at the top of his class! As my SEAL training course approached, a few adult leaders in my...

Paddlecraft Quartermaster Cruise

Our Sea Scout advancement requirements recently changed to better support paddlecraft ships. One of those changes is that it is now possible to conduct a Quartermaster cruise on paddlecraft. Macy S of Ship 1, SSS Unique in East Texas Area Council recently conducted...

Inside SEAL Minds: Texas Gulf Coast SEAL 2017

For various reasons, youth in the Sea Scout program applied to participate is SEAL, a Sea Scout Advance Leadership Training; eight were accepted. After months of preparation and study, it was time to finally meet. For 12 days, these participants grew into a team....