Revised Safe Boating and Sailing Standards

The National Sea Scout Committee has recently approved an update to the Safe Boating and Sailing Standards for Sea Scout activities.  A copy of the new standards is attached.  These standards are applicable to all Sea Scout activities; particularly activities on...

New SPARS Available

When the new edition of the Sea Scout Manual arrives in Scout Shops this fall, you will notice some significant changes. A section on Paddlecraft has been added to support new paddlecraft alternatives to some of the traditional Sea Scout rank requirements. Other...

Sea Scout Eligibility for Awards

The BSA National Board, on February 10, 2016, adopted a resolution “…to make Sea Scouts a separate program with the same status of other programs.”  What are the changes in Sea Scout eligibility for awards and recognitions as a result of the Sea Scout program status...

Frequently Asked Questions- March 2016

The National Sea Scout Committee has received many questions regarding the effects of the Sea Scout Resolution.These questions have been answered in this Frequently Asked Question Fact Sheet. If you have specific questions that are not addressed here, please send an...

Updated Small Boat Handler Requirements

The Sea Scout “Bar Awards,” Small Boat Handler and Qualified Seaman, were confirmed in a recent survey as being important achievements and motivators to Sea Scouts. Accordingly, considerations of eliminating these awards were set aside. The original...

Updated Advancement Requirements

IRVING TX- The National Sea Scout Committee has concluded a three year process to revise the Sea Scout Advancement Requirements. The most significant change was the inclusion of paddle sports into the advancement program. Wherever there was an on the water...