Sea Scouts BSA

Point Glass Pointing in a New Direction

As summer began, so did the terms of the newly elected boatswains for region, area, and council quarterdecks all across the states, which meant there was some planning to be done. The southern region quarterdeck, represented by 9 area boatswains and 1 regional...

Original Sea Scout Manual

Ever wonder what the original Sea Scout manual, written by Warington Baden-Powell, looked like? You can download a scan of it (and several other interesting historical Sea Scout documents) from this site. In the introduction, he wrote:  Such a lot of Scouts want to...

Texas Gulf Coast SEAL 2017

The Texas Gulf Coast SEAL is under way this week with a class of 8 candidates, 1 from Florida, 1 from California and the rest from all corners of Texas – from Gulf Coast to Austin to Palestine to Amarillo. All have passed the navigation exam, one of the hardest...

Fond du Lac Sea Scouts Lighthouse Regatta

The “Fond du Lac Sea Scouts Lighthouse Regatta” is a co-ed competition between B.S.A. registered Sea Scouts from any Central Region Sea Scout Ship, with Scouts racing to earn an invitation to the “William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup” to be held in 2018. This 2017 racing event will begin and conclude on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017. There will be a limited practice session available on Monday, August 7th, 2017.

Motor City Regatta

The “Motor City Regatta” is a co-ed competition between B.S.A. registered Sea Scouts from the Central Fleet of the Boy Scouts of America, with the Scouts racing to earn an invitation to the “William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup” to be held in 2018. The 2017 racing event will begin and conclude on Saturday August 5th, 2017. There will be a limited practice session available on Friday August 4th, 2017.

Chicago-area Sea Scout Smith Regatta

This year’s Chicago-area Sea Scouts’ Thomas R. Smith Regatta will be held July 5, 6, for practice and Friday July 7 for races. Regatta participants are strongly encouraged to attend the practice sessions as they are led by a top professional who is an expert in these 420-class boats. In addition, if the weather forecast is bad on Friday, races on Thursday may be counted.

2017 Aggie Cup

The notice of race has been posted for the 2017 Aggie Cup, a Southern Region Qualifier for the 2018 International Sea Scout Cup. The race will be held at Sea Star Base Galveston on September 23, 2017.

Minto Rendezvous 2017

The boarding manual for the 2017 William M Minto Memorial Sea Scout Rendezvous has been published. Minto this year is sponsored by Sam Houston Area Council, and will be held September 8-10, 2017 at Bovay Scout Ranch near Navasota, Texas. All ships are invited to...

Sea Scout Day 2017

Sea Scouts all around the Southern Region will be getting underway for Sea Scout Day – the birthday of Sea Scouts BSA. Read more about Sea Scout day here, and use the contact form at southern.seascout.org to let us know your plans!

Sea Scout Day 2017

We are proud to announce that July 9 will be recognized as “Sea Scout Day.” Sea Scouts, BSA was established in 1912 as the second program of the Boy Scouts to help retain older Scouts. The logbook 1912 logbook of the Boy Scout Ship Pioneer, recognized as the first Sea...
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