Sea Scouts BSA

Evan Nazareth – 2023-2024 National Boatswain

It’s time to apply to be a National Quarterdeck Officer for the 2024-2025 term – taking office at BSA’s National Annual Meeting for a one-year term starting June 1, 2024.

As a National Quarterdeck officer, you will serve as the voice and action of Sea Scouts from around the nation. You will work with a team of youth officers and adult advisors to suggest and support programmatic change. NQD Officers will serve a term of one year, from June 1st to May 31st of the next year.

“If you believe you can affect the Sea Scout program or if you want to develop your leadership further, I highly encourage you to apply for the National Quarterdeck (NQD). The National Quarterdeck works to grow, promote, and develop our program and its resources to best support council and unit Sea Scout activities. The experience I have had and the relationships that I have with my team are truly life changing and invaluable. Anyone out there who is considering applying absolutely should, you don’t want to miss your moment to make a difference. Youth leadership is key in driving our program forward!”

Evan Nazareth
2023-2024 National Boatswain

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit the NQD officer application form (including your resume and letters of recommendation), talent release, and code of conduct. Submit all materials to the submission link below. (In addition, please email the letters of recommendation to: All NQD Officers must attend a mandatory orientation (typically at the end of May).

Upload your completed application to this link:


Applications for NQD positions must be submitted to the submission link by 11:59 p.m. CT on the dates listed below.

  • National Boatswain: March 15th, 2024
  • National Boatswain’s Mate: Last Day of March
  • National Sea Scout Support Lead: Last Day of March

Please note: using this form to upload your application will require logging in with a Google account – if you don’t have one, just create one, it’s free. If you have any questions about the process or issues using the upload form, contact

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