Commodore’s Corner: Shore Leave is Over

Ok folks, shore leave is over, time to get back underway! Some ships have shut down operations and are waiting for things to return to ‘normal’ and that’s a serious mistake. None of us can see the future, but it seems likely that it is going to be a while before we can get back on the water, yet our Scouting needs to actively continue no matter how long that takes.

Commodore’s Corner: Coronavirus Edition

Our world has changed dramatically since I last wrote you. Amid all the change and constraints imposed on us, this could be our finest hour. Consider that our traditional competitors for the attention of youth – sports, orchestra, etc. – are all dead in...

Advancement Questions during Covid-19

If you have questions about advancement during this time of “social distancing,” then we suggest you check out the FAQ the BSA has put together. There is a section dedicated to “Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouts” and the answers to many...

Announcing the 2020-2021 National Boatswain

It is my privilege to announce that the National Quarterdeck has selected Aven Alexander as the National Sea Scout Boatswain for the 2020-2021 term starting on June 1, 2020. Aven is a Quartermaster Sea Scout with Ship 1, SSS Unique (2018 National Flagship), in East...

Commodore’s Corner: Charlie Wurster

Congratulations to our immediate past National Commodore! Distinguished Eagle Scout, VADM Charlie Wurster (USCG, retired), has been named as one of the 2020 Silver Buffalo award recipients. He and his family will be honored at the 2020 National Annual Meeting of the...

2019 Class of Quartermasters

Thirty-Five new Quartermasters joined the ranks during 2019. Slightly higher than the average number of QMs over the last twelve years. Let’s greet the class of 2019. Aven A. East Texas Area Council TXMadison A. Sam Houston Area Council TXChristopher A....

Commodore’s Corner: Five Opportunities

Hi everyone, it’s that time of year when applications for all sorts of things are due. Please make sure all your Scouts are aware of these! Apply for National, Regional or Area Boatswain! National, Regional and Area Boatswain applications are due shortly. National...

Sail Aboard the USCG Eagle

Every summer for over a decade, the Coast Guard has partnered with Sea Scouting to offer a weeklong sailing adventure aboard USCGC EAGLE to a select group of Sea Scouts from around the nation.

Apply for SEAL Training 2020

For the first time ever, SEAL training will be offered in all four regions, at a record setting ten locations! This makes SEAL more accessible than ever before. If you are not familiar with SEAL, it is similar to NAYLE, the BSA’s advanced outdoor leadership...