A monthly update from National Commodore Cook. To submit a question for next month’s post contact Commodore Cook here.

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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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 the water. If...

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