SNOWSTORM 2018

SNOWSTORM is a competition for Senior Girl Scouts, Mariners, Explorers, Ventures, Sea Scouts, and Boy Scouts ages 13-20. All participants must be registered members of BSA or GSUSA. This is a one-day indoor and outdoor event with a chance to have fun and fellowship...

Winter Amidships (WAM) 2018

Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America and the alumni of the Fond du Lac Scouts are proud to invite you to the 44th Winter Amidships (WAM)! This co-ed Scouting event will be held on February 24th, 2018, at the National Guard Armory, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. WAM is a...

Sea Scouting in South Texas – Strengthening New Ships

When I visited the Texas Seabadge course in October, I heard of a new Sea Scout ship in the Rio Grande Council – Ship 911. At Seabadge, I met Ship 911’s committee chair, Mr. Jesus Loperena. Knowing that I wanted to go and help train the new ship, I proposed an...

Area Boatswain of the Month: Ryan Trefny

The Southern Region Quarterdeck has selected Ryan Trefny as Area Boatswain of the Month for December. Ryan is the Boatswain for Southern Region Area 3, covering the southern half of Texas, and is doing an outstanding job!  Ryan has worked to gather contact information...

Sea Scout Leadership Award

Last year, the Sea Scout Leadership Award became available for the first time for awarding at the Council, Area, Regional and National levels. In Southern Region, we had good coverage at the Area and Regional levels, but very little utilization of this award at the...

Sea Scout Academy 2018 Galveston

Registration is now open for Sea Scout Academy 2018 to be held at Sea Star Base Galveston on January 13-15 (Martin Luther King Day Weekend) Seven training tracks are available for Sea Scout youth ranging from recruit (1st year) to Been There Done That (5th year)....

Small Boat Handler Award and National Boating Standards

Two organizations set national standards for boating education in the United States.  The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) sets standards for classroom-based education.  In many states, boat operators are required to take a...