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...
2020 National Bridge of Honor
Please plan to join us on Wednesday, May 27th at 8pm central time for our first ever Virtual National Bridge of Honor!
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.
Ship 198 from Lewes, Delaware in Del-Mar-Va Council Named 2020 National Flagship
Ship 198 from Lewes, Delaware in the Del-Mar-Va Council, is named as the recipient of the 2020 National Flagship Award by the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) and Sea Scouts, BSA. In 2002, BoatUS and Sea Scout, BSA, created this award to mark the...
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 the water. If...
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 questions, including...
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...