February 2017 Commodore’s Corner

Commodore’s Corner- February 2017 Is there an Alumni Association for Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters? Yes; it’s called the National Organization for Sea Scout Alumni (NOSSA). Check it out at alumni.seascout.org. Is the BSA Interpreter Strip authorized for wear...

January 2017- Upcoming Deadlines

The deadline to complete an application to serve as an Area, Regional, or National Boatswain is quickly approaching. For the first time, all positions will be filled from a common application. The National Sea Scout Boatswain serves as the youth representative for all...

November 2016- Manual Updates, Sea Base Staff, and more

The inside covers of my new Sea Scout Manual are blank; where can I find the Scout Oath, Scout Law, and Sea Promise in this edition? There was a printing error during the production of the new Sea Scout Manual.  Material that should have appeared on the inside covers...

October 2016- Skipper Award of Merit and Vessel Operations

Is there an index of changes to the new Sea Scout Manual? There were so many changes to the new Sea Scout Manual–from correcting typos to whole new sections–that we didn’t make a list of them all.  Here are the significant changes and additions in...

September 2016- The Salute, New Century Uniform, and New Manual

Are you interested in serving as a staff member at the 2017 Jamboree? The Sea Scout National Committee is sponsoring an exhibit at the Jamboree and we need volunteers; both youth and adults. (Youth must be 16 by the time Jamboree starts.)  This is an excellent...

August 2016- New Manual, Feedback, Flags, and Lifejacket Safety

The new Sea Scout Manual is available at ScoutStuff.org. That’s right!  The Sea Scout Manual has been reissued with lots of new content; including new rank advancement requirements and electives, paddle sports, the New Century Universal Uniform, a new appendix...

May 2016 – Advancement, Awards, and the New Sea Scout Manual

With separation of Sea Scouts from Venturing, how long can Sea Scouts continue to work on Venturing awards? Sea Scouts, who are working on any of the Venturing awards and recognitions, will be “grandfathered” to complete those awards and recognitions through December...

April 2016 – Areas of Emphasis for 2016

Last year, the National Sea Scout Committee wrote and approved a strategy map for the Sea Scout strategic plan.  We selected some of the strategic plan elements for emphasis in 2016 and have already begun working on achieving some important milestones.  Since the...