Thoughts on Successful Ships

Jim Graves, Capitol Area Council Commodore, offers some thoughts on successful ships. He observes: Over the past several years at Minto Rendezvous, Sea Scout Academy and at other council and area events I have been taking my own type of silent survey on units…....

The View from the Quarterdeck: Communication

Imagine that you are sitting across the table from someone. You say something. She doesn’t respond. Again, you speak. Silence. You try a third time. Same result. You have no idea if you have reached her, or if she even cares! How do you feel? Hurt, frustrated,...

Aquatic School – A Week Well Spent

“I’m tough as a pine knot because I am a member of Aquatic School ’16!” These words, a bar from the Aquatic School song, represent how you feel at the end of a week at Aquatic School; unbreakable and fiercely proud of everything you’ve accomplished. This camp pushes...

Seabadge Training ⎯ Unexpected Benefits

As a senior Scouter of 55 years and Chairman of the Pamlico Sea Base Committee of the East Carolina Council, I reviewed the below listed objectives of Seabadge training with interest as I contemplated the question of whether or not a 73 year-old would benefit from...

SEAL Prep Track at Texas Sea Scout Academy

With a record breaking number of attendees at Sea Scout Academy 2017 at Sea Star Base Galveston, only 17 other scouts were able to share my experiences. Track 5, aka SEAL Prep, was an amazing experience that I believe everyone should take as a precursor to SEAL. After...

Texas Sea Scout Academy

The 2017 Sea Scout Academy was the best ever in so many ways. Imagine a gathering of 300 Sea Scouts, perhaps the largest ever in Texas. Many of these are old friends whose acquaintance you renew at events like this. Seeing them again is always fun. Others are new and...

Sea Scout Offshore Keelboat Racing

Skipper Rob Freas, of Texas Gulf Coast SEAL fame, has been working to outfit a competitive offshore racing boat and is racing that boat with an all Sea Scout crew. Sea Scout Training Vessel Sirly is a 40’ ocean racer with hi-tech Kevlar®and Spectra® sails that runs at...

Texas Report to State 2017

Celebrating the anniversary of the Scouting movement at the 68th annual Boy Scout Parade and Report to the State of Texas, Southern Region Boatswain John Shepherd delivered the Report to State message on the floor of the House chamber to Deputy Secretary of State Coby...

Mobile Bay Sea Scout Academy

Sea Scout Academy in Mobile, AL. was a great event where Sea Scouts worked on rank advancement, leadership skills and more importantly fellowship with each other from all over the Southern Region. Ship One out of Mobile, AL hosted the 5th annual Academy, a...