NSBC Boating Safety Instructor Course

The NSBC will be hosting its Boating Safety Instructor Course November 7 – 8, 2017 at the Cambria Suites Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, OH. The course will be taught by NSBC Master Instructor Emily King. The NSBC Boating Safety Instructor Course is designed to...

Open House

As we approach the start of the school year, it is time to start planning an Open House for your ship. Check out this article from our Western Region counterparts which will give you some great ideas for how to attract new members!  Back to School Recruiting- Class...

SEAL Preparation

SEAL preparation can be a challenge, even for our most experienced Scouts. Reagan S provided this note about the preparation classes he attended. It worked – he graduated at the top of his class! As my SEAL training course approached, a few adult leaders in my...

Paddlecraft Quartermaster Cruise

Our Sea Scout advancement requirements recently changed to better support paddlecraft ships. One of those changes is that it is now possible to conduct a Quartermaster cruise on paddlecraft. Macy S of Ship 1, SSS Unique in East Texas Area Council recently conducted...

Inside SEAL Minds: Texas Gulf Coast SEAL 2017

For various reasons, youth in the Sea Scout program applied to participate is SEAL, a Sea Scout Advance Leadership Training; eight were accepted. After months of preparation and study, it was time to finally meet. For 12 days, these participants grew into a team....

Albemarle Loop Long Cruise

Sea Scout Ship 16 chartered to Beech Grove United Methodist Church in Suffolk, Virginia in the Colonial Virginia Council completed their 2018 Long Cruise via the Albemarle Loop in North Carolina. 8 Sea Scouts and 4 adults sailed from Nautical Boats in West Norfolk on...

Point Glass Pointing in a New Direction

As summer began, so did the terms of the newly elected boatswains for region, area, and council quarterdecks all across the states, which meant there was some planning to be done. The southern region quarterdeck, represented by 9 area boatswains and 1 regional...

Original Sea Scout Manual

Ever wonder what the original Sea Scout manual, written by Warington Baden-Powell, looked like? You can download a scan of it (and several other interesting historical Sea Scout documents) from this site. In the introduction, he wrote:  Such a lot of Scouts want to...

Texas Gulf Coast SEAL 2017

The Texas Gulf Coast SEAL is under way this week with a class of 8 candidates, 1 from Florida, 1 from California and the rest from all corners of Texas – from Gulf Coast to Austin to Palestine to Amarillo. All have passed the navigation exam, one of the hardest...