Central Region

The Great Midwest


Central RegionWelcome to the Central Region Sea Scout website.

Sea Scouts learn about useful skills, safety regulations and techniques to use in sailing, powerboating and paddlesport activities. But also, our Sea Scouts learn leadership skills as they all develop their programs and manage their own ships and service activities. We like to say it’s not like your little brother’s scout troop.

If you have questions, feel free to contact one of our regional volunteers or area commodores whom are listed in this website. We would welcome you joining us and the world of Sea Scouting.

The Central Region services sixty-six local BSA councils in the Great Midwest of the United States. The territory spanned by the Central Region includes council headquarter cities in thirteen states, including all of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia. The region works to support and sustain these sixty-six councils as they build, support and sustain their programs. The Region is broken down into eight areas that help to deliver program and training resources that best serve the scouts and scouters in the area.

The region is led by the Regional Key 3 composed of the Regional Commodore, Regional Boatswain, and Regional Staff Adviser, with the support of the Central Region Sea Scout Committee.


Regional Commodore: Curt Ware

Vice Commodore – Service: L. Wayne Hastings

Area 1 Commodore: Dr. George Battis

Area 2 Commodore:

Area 3 Commodore: Bill Hamilton

Area 4 Commodore: Robert Belliveau

Area 6 Commodore: David Campbell

Area 7 Commodore: Andrew Paprocki

Vice Commodore – Technology & Communications: Ron Blaisdell

Vice Commodore – Program: Tom Ross

Vice Commodore – Marketing / Sales: Paul Kaestner

Vice Commodore – Training: Jay Montgomery

Vice Commodore – Membership: Mike Walton

Sailing & Regatta Chair (Interim): Wayne Hastings

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Central Region News

  • Winter Amidships (WAM) 2019
    December 1, 2018
    Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America and the alumni of the Fond du Lac Scouts are proud to invite you to the 45th Winter Amidships (WAM)! This co-ed Scouting event will be held on February 23, 2019, at the National G...
  • SNOWSTORM 2019
    November 7, 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 e...
  • Curt Ware takes the helm as Central Region Commodore
    October 24, 2018
    The Central Region has appointed Curt Ware to succeed John Paprocki as the Central Region Commodore. Curt lives in central Illinois and is an active Scouter in Prairielands Council. He will chair the Central Region Sea S...
  • Fond du Lac Sea Scouts Lighthouse Regatta
    July 10, 2018
    Sea Scout Ship 5792 in Fond du Lac, WI would like to invite all Sea Scouts Ships to participate in their 2nd annual Sea Scout Lighthouse Regatta on Tuesday Aug14, 2018. It will be held on the south end of Lake Winnipeg....
  • Central Region Seabadge SB-37-WI-2018
    July 6, 2018
    The next Central Region Seabadge class will be held October 5-7 at the Indian Mound Scout Reservation in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Registration is now open! Seabadge is intense leadership and management training focused ...
  • Central Region Poseidon Adventure
    Central Region Poseidon 2018
    July 6, 2018
    Come join us July 20-22 at the Mahomet Sportsmans' Club in Mahomet, Illinois (near Champaign) for the Central Region’s maiden voyage of the POSEIDON experience. This is an exclusive Central Region program and we would li...
  • Central Region names a new Regional Boatswain
    April 29, 2018
    William Campbell - Central Region Boatswain 2018-2018John Paprocki, Central Region Commodore, has announced that William Campbell, Ship 5111 and Anthony Wayne council of the Ft. Wayne IN area has been named as the Centra...
  • Congratulation to SSS Captain Awesome Ship 1015!
    April 29, 2018
    Ship 1015 (SSS Captain Awesome) of Prairielands Council (Champaign, IL) was selected to be part of the 2018 National Flagship Fleet! Here is part of the announcement send by National Council: Because of your submis...