Sea Scout  Awards and Recognition

Recognition is an important part of the Sea Scout experience.  These experiences help Sea Scouts to set realistic goals, accomplish projects, and gain knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Small Boat Handler

SmallBoatHandlerThe Small Boat Handler Program is designed for Sea Scout ships whose members are not interested in following the advancement plan leading to Quartermaster, or it can serve as a training outline for traditional ships.  Topics include:  Aids to Navigation, Rules of the Road, and Boating Safety.

Details supporting the course outline can be found in the technical sections of the Sea Scout Manual along with references to other publications listed in the bibliography.

Course Outline | SPAR

Qualified Seaman

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The Qualified Seaman Program is designed for Sea Scout ships whose members are not interested in following the advancement plan leading to Quartermaster, or it can serve as a training outline for traditional ships.  Topics include:  Aids to Navigation, Rules of the Road, Seamanship, Safety, Piloting, Charts, Safe Boating and Operating a Boat

Details supporting the course outline can be found in the technical sections of the Sea Scout Manual along with references to other publications listed in the bibliography.

Course Outline | SPAR

Long Cruise Award

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The Long Cruise badge may be earned by both youth and adults registered in Sea Scouts.  A Sea Scout must be Ordinary rank before he or she can start recording cruising time for the Long Cruise badge. The Sea Scout must cruise for two weeks on any vessel or boat provided by the local council or the ship, or their own vessel when authorized by an adult leader in that Sea Scout ship. Each additional long cruise earned is marked by a red arc above the badge, until five such cruises have been completed. Then a single white arc replaces them above the badge.  In the event that it is not possible to make a two-week cruise, a series of weekend or overnight cruises on any boat or ship may be made, provided that the total number equals 14 days.  An adult leader may qualify for the badge without qualifying for Ordinary rank.

Sea Scout Marksmanship Program

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This award for Sea Scouts has been implemented as a part of the special activities a Sea Scout can participate in during times when they are not engaged in their nautical programs. It is designed to give programming for the ship when they are not able to get on the water, as extracurricular program.  A Sea Scout would begin with the Basic Shooter requirements. He or she chooses which discipline or disciplines they would like to participate in.

Note that they can choose to learn how to shoot more than one firearm. A special “Sea Scout Shooting Sports Medal” is being designed to be earned after a Sea Scout earns their first level, no matter what discipline they shoot. From the main medal, we would have small medal bars that would hang off of this original medal. The bar would state what the discipline is they shot and the level they are currently at. For an example, there would be 4 Bars for each discipline – i.e.: Rifle –Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert. Each discipline would have these 4 bars. The Sea Scout would only wear the bar for the highest level they have achieved. If the Sea Scout shoots all 3 disciplines, they could only have a maximum of 3 bars hanging off of their medal showing the highest level achieved for each discipline.

link-PDFSea Scout Marksmanship Program Requirements

link-PDFSea Scout Marksmanship Award Order Form (430-934 Fillable)

Sea Scout Leadership Award

sea-scout-leadership-award-medalsThe Sea Scout Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the BSA National Council to Sea Scouts and adult Leaders who have made exceptional contributions to the Sea Scout program.

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USPS Finley Sea Scout Service Award

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The USPS “Finley Sea Scout Service Award” recognizes those members of the United States Power Squadrons who are also youth or adult Sea Scout leaders, and who have provided outstanding civic, educational, and fraternal leadership to both the Sea Scouts and the United States Power Squadrons, through civic involvement, educational achievement, and active participation in both programs.

link-PDFUSPS Finley Sea Scout Service Award Application

Other BSA Awards

National Outdoor Award

Do you enjoy camping under the stars, rafting a whitewater river, or hitting the trail afoot, on a bike, or even on a horse? Can you pitch a tent, find your way, and bandage an ankle using only materials in your pack? Are you prepared to do any of these in rain, snow, sleet, or heat? If so, the National Outdoor Awards are for you. There is nothing virtual about these awards—you can earn them only by demonstrating knowledge and experience in the outdoors. So, if you are a Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Sea Scout, or Venturer, and think you are tough and disciplined enough to hike or ride the miles, camp the nights, run the rivers or lakes, or do the work to conserve the land, then read on and see if the National Outdoor badges or possibly the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement could be for you!

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Eagle Scout

eagle-awardThe Eagle Scout Award, Scouting’s highest award  is available to Sea Scouts who join the program with at least the First Class Rank.

More Award Information is available at http://www.scouting.org/Home/Awards_Central.aspx