Sea Scouts BSA

The application is now open for the 2022-2023 National Flagship!

Now is the time for all ships to take stock of their past year’s program and document their accomplishments to apply for the annual National Flagship Competition. You will find attached the National Flagship Council Approval Form, the Sea Scout Ship Performance Criteria, and the application instructions.

Make sure the ship meets the entire minimal standard in the Performance Criteria. If you feel that the ship qualifies, have the Sea Scouts in the ship put together a compelling video or presentation that tells the judges why the ship deserves this prestigious honor. The application will be judged based on the criteria on the scoresheet – up to 100 points will be awarded. Some categories are weighted more heavily than others, see the scoresheet for weighting. Please note that telling the ship’s story from a youth perspective is worth up to 15 points – the reviewers should feel that they are hearing the story of this past year in the ship from the youth, not the adults.

A ship must meet the minimal national standards in all areas for a calendar year starting January 1 and ending December 31. While the ship’s history matters, this award is about what the ship did during that calendar year. The application must be submitted by March 31, 2023, to be considered for the National Flagship Award. Applications must be submitted using the form at

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