We are proud to announce that July 9 will be recognized as “Sea Scout Day.” Sea Scouts, BSA was established in 1912 as the second program of the Boy Scouts to help retain older Scouts. The logbook 1912 logbook of the Boy Scout Ship Pioneer, recognized as the first Sea Scout Ship, has the first documented evidence of the birthday of Sea Scouts. The Logbook states that the first cruise was on July 9, 1912. The logbook states the Pioneer took on crew, set sail, anchored, and immediately conducted small boat drills. This easily could have a been a Sea Scout cruise in the 21st Century, demonstrating our core activities are timeless.

All Sea Scouts are encouraged to celebrate the birthday of Sea Scouts the weekend of July 8th and 9th, by getting underway, setting sail, launching kayaks, scuba diving, or any other maritime activity approved by the Guide to Safe Scouting. July 9th is our day to get on the water. If you cannot get on the water July 9, plan an activity anytime during the month of July.

Join the Facebook event and be sure to tag any social media posts with #seascoutday, so we all can all share in the celebration. If you have special plans, please let us know what you are planning by emailing us at seascoutday@seascout.org.