A monthly update from National Commodore Cook. To submit a question for next month’s post contact Commodore Cook here.
Commodore’s Corner – Fair Winds and Following Seas
This is my last Commodore’s Corner as my term officially ends today. Much was accomplished, much remains to be done. My only real regret is that we couldn’t quite manage to get Sea Scout membership into growth mode. Admittedly, these have been challenging times in...
New National Commodore Selected: Ben Feril
n me in welcoming Ben Feril as the 2022-2024 National Sea Scout Commodore. Ben’s term officially begins on June 1 and you can join us for the virtual change of watch on May 21 at 2100 EST.
2022 Update to Sea Scout Advancement Requirements
Hello everyone - it’s my pleasure to let you know that we’ve updated the Sea Scout advancement requirements to better accommodate paddle craft. The 2016 revision initially added paddle craft options, resulting in paddle craft becoming so popular that now 25% of all...
National Service Territories and Sea Scouts
Introducing the new National Service Territory Boatswains and Commodores. Territories will replace Regions and Areas in the BSA hierarchy.
Commodore’s Corner: Happy New Year 2021
Hello everyone, and Happy New Year. 2020 wasn’t quite the year we were looking for, but despite everything, Sea Scouting persevered and is poised for a great 2021.
Commodore’s Corner: Fall Equinox Edition 2020
There's a lot going on this fall - here are a few notes to bring you all up to date. Program Notes As we approach the fall equinox, school has started in most places and we are all struggling to figure out how our program is going to work this fall and winter. This...
Commodore’s Corner: Summer 2020
This has certainly been an interesting and unprecedented summer for Scouting and Sea Scouting in particular. It would be surprising if you have not heard about BSA’s Churchill Plan and the proposals that would have affected Sea Scouts, but at this point, that is...
Commodore’s Corner: 2020 National Sea Scout Leadership Awards
I am pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the National Sea Scout Leadership Award. They will be formally recognized at an online National Bridge of Honor on May 27th at 8 pm central time.
Commodore’s Corner: 2020 Flagship and Fleet
You have probably seen the announcement that Ship 198 in Del-Mar-Va Council has been named 2020 National Flagship. I have been able to obtain permission from the new National Flagship and the three National Flagship fleet ships to share their presentations with you.
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.