Applications for Area Boatswain and Yeoman

Don’t forget that applications for Area Boatswain are due on March 15th! You can find the application here. Also, applications are being accepted for Regional and Area Yeoman – those applications are due on April 15th and can be found here. The Area...

Koch Cup Qualifiers

As many of you know, the William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup is coming up again in 2018, which means it is time to start planning for regional qualifying races to be held this year. The Southern Region has the opportunity to hold FIVE Qualifying Regattas to...

Thoughts on Successful Ships

Jim Graves, Capitol Area Council Commodore, offers some thoughts on successful ships. He observes: Over the past several years at Minto Rendezvous, Sea Scout Academy and at other council and area events I have been taking my own type of silent survey on units…....

The View from the Quarterdeck: Communication

Imagine that you are sitting across the table from someone. You say something. She doesn’t respond. Again, you speak. Silence. You try a third time. Same result. You have no idea if you have reached her, or if she even cares! How do you feel? Hurt, frustrated,...

February 2017 Commodore’s Corner

Commodore’s Corner- February 2017 Is there an Alumni Association for Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters? Yes; it’s called the National Organization for Sea Scout Alumni (NOSSA). Check it out at alumni.seascout.org. Is the BSA Interpreter Strip authorized for wear...

Aquatic School – A Week Well Spent

“I’m tough as a pine knot because I am a member of Aquatic School ’16!” These words, a bar from the Aquatic School song, represent how you feel at the end of a week at Aquatic School; unbreakable and fiercely proud of everything you’ve accomplished. This camp pushes...

Seabadge Training ⎯ Unexpected Benefits

As a senior Scouter of 55 years and Chairman of the Pamlico Sea Base Committee of the East Carolina Council, I reviewed the below listed objectives of Seabadge training with interest as I contemplated the question of whether or not a 73 year-old would benefit from...

SEAL Prep Track at Texas Sea Scout Academy

With a record breaking number of attendees at Sea Scout Academy 2017 at Sea Star Base Galveston, only 17 other scouts were able to share my experiences. Track 5, aka SEAL Prep, was an amazing experience that I believe everyone should take as a precursor to SEAL. After...

Texas Sea Scout Academy

The 2017 Sea Scout Academy was the best ever in so many ways. Imagine a gathering of 300 Sea Scouts, perhaps the largest ever in Texas. Many of these are old friends whose acquaintance you renew at events like this. Seeing them again is always fun. Others are new and...