The Sea Scout Relationships group facilitates and manages contacts with organizations and resources outside of the BSA. You can contact the Sea Scout Relationships Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ACA National Paddlesports Instruction Program has been acknowledged as the “Gold Standard” of paddlesports education throughout the United States and abroad. The ACA has developed a wide variety of curriculum, trainings, and resources to serve paddlers of any skill level and discipline. To take advantage of these great tools and opportunities, begin by finding an ACA certified instructor:
- Search for nearby instructors using the ACA Paddle Ready App; it’s free in the App Store or Google Play. The app also includes useful features such as instructional rescue videos, surf and tide forecasting, river gauge levels, safety and gear checklists, accident reporting forms, float plans, and more!
- Use the ACA website to find instructors all over the country – include a skills course in your next vacation or locate instructors for family and friends out of state.
- Need more assistance? Contact the ACA Safety Education and Instruction Department to ask more questions and get expert guidance.
The BoatUS Cooperative Partner Program provides Sea Scouts, B.S.A. volunteers and members with discounted membership and services.
- Earn 4% back when shopping at WestMarine
- Discounts on fuel, overnight slips, and repairs at over 900 marinas nationwide
- BoatU.S.Towing Service provides access to the largest network of on-the water commercial towing companies nationwide! With over 600 boats in over 290 ports, service is just a call away.
- Marine insurance from boating experts
- Subscription to the widest-read boating publication, BoatU.S. Magazine
- And MUCH more!
- To receive the 50% discount, mention our Cooperating Group ID number GA84646B when joining or renewing.
Building to Teach
Building to Teach has developed a hands on training for Sea Scout Ships that teaches math and fosters teamwork through projects. The three module training seminar, which includes building a skiff, has successfully implemented been in the Northeast and Western Regions. Read More…
US Coast Guard Advanced Enlistment
Sea Scouts who have achieved the Sea Scout Able rank can enlist in the Coast Guard as Seaman Apprentices (E-2), and Sea Scout Quartermasters can enlist as Coast Guard Seamen (E-3). Click here to-see the details.
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary stands by to assist your Ship in providing Boating Safety courses and other training to your membership. To connect to a Flotilla nearest you, input your zip code here and the five nearest units will be displayed. Click on their website and go to the About tab which will provide you with that Flotilla’s leadership. They will be glad to assist you with your training needs.
The National Commodore of the Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to recognize all new Eagles and Quartermasters by providing them with a congratulatory letter upon completion of their requirements. Visit the USCGAux here for more information.
United States Power Squadron
The US Power Squadron is one of Sea Scouting’s strongest partners. Sea Scout Leaders are encouraged to take USPS Courses to improve their on the water skill set. Below is a list of available courses. Contact your local Squadron for dates and more information.
- America’s Boating Course- BSA Training Code-P47, Ordinary Rank Requirement #5, Sea Scouter Training Award Requirement #3
- Seamanship- BSA Training Code-P45, Youth Elective Requirement
- Piloting- BSA Training Code-P45, Youth Elective Requirement
- USPS – Sea Scout Advancement Matrix
Sea Scouts are eligible for several program-specific scholarships and make great candidates for many Scout and marine scholarships. Check out the Scholarships page for more information.
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