Keith Christopher to Retire After 44 Years With BSA

After a career spanning nearly five decades, five local councils, and 13 years at the National Service Center, Keith Christopher will retire from the Boy Scouts of America after 44 years of service effective June 1, 2018. Keith, who currently serves as department...

Southern Region Boatswain for 2018-2019

Please welcome Ryan Trefny, Southern Region Boatswain for the 2018-2019 term. Ryan will take over from current Regional Boatswain Savannah Cushman on June 1st. Ryan is an Eagle Scout, a Quartermaster and a SEAL graduate who is presently serving as Southern Region Area...

Announcing the 2018-2019 National Boatswain

The National Sea Scout Support Committee announces the selection of Jack Otto of Houston, Texas as the 2018-2019 National Sea Scout Boatswain. His term of office will be from June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. He is a member of Ship 468, chartered by the St. Andrews...

Scholarship Opportunity

This may be applicable to some of you: the Marlee Foundation provides scholarships for children of US Special Forces members.  For more details, see this page. If you are not aware of it, there are a number of scholarships relevant to Sea Scouts. See the scholarship...

Introducing the Best Practice Library

Across the county there are successful ships that deliver on Sea Scouting’s promise of high adventure in, on, around, and under the water. Each ship is unique. Each ship has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. In order to make every ship more successful, a...

Council Sea Scout Leadership Awards

Seldom do I see Sea Scouts performing in the company of Boy Scouts. However, a few Sea Scouts from Capitol Area Council were recognized for outstanding leadership – in front of over 200 Scouters from Troops, Venturing Crews, and Explorers. At the Capitol Area...

Ben Feril takes the helm as Northeast Region Commodore

During the 2018 Northeast Region Bridge of Honor at Swedesboro, NJ, National Sea Scout Commodore Charlie Wurster installed Ben Feril as the Regional Commodore. Ben is an retired Navy Captain and is an active Scouter in DELMARVA Council. He will chair the Northeast...

Southern Region Sea Scout Leadership Awards

Please congratulate this year’s Southern Region Sea Scout Leadership Award recipients! Savannah Cushman,of Ship 208, Sam Houston Area Council, in Baytown, Texas is currently serving as Regional Boatswain. During her term she has led the operations of the...