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Welcome to the Northeast Region Sea Scout Page! We serve Sea Scouts in Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, northern Virginia, Transatlantic council, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Northeast Region Leadership

Ben Feril
Regional Commodore Northeast Region
Emily Newell
Regional Boatswain Northeast Region

Emily Newell is the 2019-2020 Region Boatswain. Emily is a member of Ship 40, “Nobska” from the Cape Cod & Islands Council.  Previously she served as the Northeast Region Area 1 Boatswain and she was elected to a variety of Ship and Council leadership positions. Emily is an Able Sea Scout and is working towards completing requirements for Quartermaster. She’s been awarded the Sea Scout Leadership Award and she earned the God and Life Religious emblem, the Sea Scout Small Boat Handler and Qualified Seaman Badges and the Long Cruise Award. Recently, she was elected to join the Abake Mi-Sa-Na-Ki Lodge of the Order of the Arrow for Cape Cod and Islands Council. Emily is a graduate of the National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) and she has served on the staff of NYLT on multiple occasions. Emily is a college sophomore majoring in Liberal Studies, Humanities and Deaf Translation Studies.

Zoyie Baldwin
Regional Boatswain’s Mate Northeast Region

Zoyie Baldwin was selected as the 2019-2020 Region Boatswain Mate. Presently serving as Ship’s Boatswain for Ship 876, SSS Cricket, Area 3, Zoyie is an Apprentice Sea Scout and making steady progress towards earning Ordinary. In her role, she represented her ship in council meetings and actively participated in planning Longhouse Council’s Sea Scout and Ship 876 activities that include white water rafting adventure, Sea Scout recruiting activities, and Cub Scout water safety training sessions. An accomplished Bassist, she performed and competed in all county and New York State Music Association all-state orchestras. She also performed during her council fundraising events. Zoyie was elected into her high school honor society and she is also an active member of her local Catholic Church.  During the summer and fall she also teaches sailing to young children at the Onondaga Yacht Club. In 2019, Zoyie was recommended by her Skipper to be among those honored by the Northeast Region Sea Scout Committee as a recipient of the 2018 Sea Scout of the Year Award.

Savannah Miller
Regional Boatswain’s Mate Northeast Region

Savannah Miller will be the 2019-2020 Region Boatswain Mate. She joined Sea Scouting in 2017 as a founding member of Ship 7117, Sea Scout Ship “Challenger Deep,” in the Baltimore Area Council in Area 6.  She currently serves as Boatswain Mate for Program and she will shortly earn the Ordinary Sea Scout rank. Savannah is a 2017 graduate of Glen Burnie High School and she is a part-time undergraduate student at the Anne Arundel Community College while a full-time employee with the Department of Defense. She is an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard and a licensed Maryland pool operator and manages a swim club. Savannah is also a BSA Swimming and Lifesaving Merit Badge Counselor, and recently she became a member of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Savannah is the recipient of the Sea Scout Marksmanship Award for Intermediate Pistol and she attended Seabadge and Wood Badge.

Bobby Giasi
Area Boatswain Northeast RegionArea 1

Eagle Scout Bobby Giasi was selected as the 2019-2020 Area 1 Boatswain. A member of Ship 45 in the Spirt of Adventure Council, Bobby served as the Area 1 Boatswain Mate for Program, Council Boatswain for the Spirit of Adventure Council and Boatswain for Ship 45. Active in council aquatics activities, Bobby is a Brotherhood Member of the Pennacook Lodge Order of the Arrow and serves as the Lodge Induction Sachem. He also attended NYLT and served on the NYLT staff for the last 3 years. In July 2018, he attended the National Leadership Academy and he was selected as the Senior Patrol Leader for the 2020 NYLT Course. Bobby was elected as the Junior Year Class President for his high school and he earned numerous awards for athletic sports and academics. He holds the Apprentice Sea Scout Rank (and he will earn Ordinary when the “boat hits the water) and he is the recipient of the Council Sea Scout Leadership Award, the BSA Outdoor Award in Aquatics, the James E. West Fellow and he has earned 16 Eagle Scout Palms.

Beatrix Bisceglia
Area Boatswain Northeast RegionArea 2

The Northeast Region Area 2 Sea Scout Committee selected Beatrix Bisceglia as the 2019-2020 Area 2 Boatswain. Holding the Ordinary Sea Scout rank and well along to earning Able, Beatrix is an active member of Sea Scout Ship 272 “Green Lantern” in Manhattan in Greater New York Council (GNYC). Her leadership experience includes having served as Ship 272’s Yeoman and Purser and she currently is the GNYC Boatswain. She is also active in Scouting having earned the First Class Scout rank and she was elected as Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 414. In 2018, Beatrix participated in Ship 584 (Groton, CT) 2018 summer Long Cruise to Block Island and Martha’s Vineyard and she been very active in numerous council wide Sea Scout events and recruiting activities. A youth servant leader, she attended National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) in July 2018, and in June 2019  Beatrix will be attending the National Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) at the Philmont Scout Ranch. In July 2019, she’ll be putting her newfound leadership training to work as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for GNYC NYLT program. Beatrix was also elected into the Kintecoying Lodge #4, Order of the Arrow and she attended Powder Horn. A youth sailor since first grade, Beatrix has sailed and competed in numerous regattas throughout Long Island Sound, Junior Olympics and placed in the SECOR Volvo Fishers Island Sound Race. Beatrix is also a member of the United States Power Squadron  and she has earned the “Pilot” rank.

Michelle Noyes
Area Boatswain Northeast RegionArea 3

Michelle Noyes was selected as the 2019-2020 Area Boatswain. Wanting to be involved in Boy Scouting since the first grade, Michelle joined Venturing and Sea Scouting as soon as she was eligible to do so; and she became a very active member of Venture Crew 15, Sea Scout Ship 25 “Spear” and Venture Crew 25 in Baden-Powell Council, Five Rivers Council and Longhouse Council. Michelle earned the Able Sea Scout and the Venturing Pathfinder ranks, and she is the recipient of the Council and Area Level Venturing and Sea Scout Leadership Awards. Previously, Michelle served as the President of the Area 3 Venturing Officers Association and she is currently the Boatswain for Ship 25. She has participated in numerous Venturing and Sea Scouting events to include the NER Regional Bridge of Honor and she joined Longhouse Council’s Ship 876 contingent on their super activity adventure trip to England. She also attended the 2017 National Scout Jamboree as well as the National Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) in 2018. Michelle is a 2018 graduate of Elmira High School and she is currently attending Corning Community College as a Psychology major.

J. D. Shaw
Area Boatswain Northeast RegionArea 4

Northeast Region (NER) Area 4 Sea Scout Committee selected Eagle Scout J. D. Shaw as the 2019-2020 Area 4 Boatswain. J. D. began his Scouting experience as a Cub Scout, and on 10 May 2017 he achieved the Eagle Scout rank. In January 2017, he was one of the founding members of Ship1 “Halcyon” from Chief Cornplanter Council where he served as Ship’s Boatswain. Recently attaining the Sea Scout rank of Ordinary, J. D. is also a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow and Vice Chief for Gyantwachia Lodge. In 2016, he was part of a Trek Crew that hiked over 100 miles in the Philmont back country, and in 2017 he attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. J. D. will be returning to the Summit as a member of the Sea Scout BSA 2019 World Jamboree contingent,  and in August, he will be sailing on board the USCG Barque Eagle as a member of the Sea Scout contingent.  At the 2019 NER Region Bridge of Honor, J. D. was conferred the Bob Ellis Memorial Award as the 2018 NER Sea Scout of the Year.

Martin Szypulski
Area Boatswain Northeast RegionArea 5

Eagle Scout Martin Szypulski was selected as the 2019-2020 Area 5 Boatswain. Holding the Ordinary Sea Scout Rank and close to earning Able, Martin is serving as Ship’s Boatswain for Ship 228, Sea Scout Ship “Sea Dart” in Patriots’ Path Council. In his position, he leads his ship’s Quarterdeck in planning weekend sailing trips and their ten-day 2019 summer Long Cruise to Martha’s Vineyard and Block Island. A mentor and servant leader, he is dedicated in sharing his leadership and maritime knowledge with his fellow Sea Scouts that will enable them to earn Sea Scout ranks and to be a safe and proficient boat handlers.  Martin’s professional goal is be part of the American Merchant Marine and to pursue a career as a Mariner sailing on tankers or for the Military Sealift Command. He is currently a student at the State of New York (SUNY) Maritime College where he has successfully taken professional mariner courses and presently completing requirements for earning the USCG Third Mate’s License for Unlimited Tonnage. Martin was recommended by his Skipper to be among those honored by the Northeast Region Sea Scout Committee as a recipient of the 2018 Sea Scout of the Year Award.

Carson Watts
Area Boatswain Northeast RegionArea 6

Northeast Region Area 6 Sea Scout Committee selected Eagle Scout Carson S. Watts as the 2019-2020 Area 6 Boatswain. Active in Ship 198, Del-Mar-Va Council, as Ship’s Boatswain Mate, Carson earned the Ordinary Sea Scout rank and he is looking forward to the Ship’s 2019 Summer Long Cruise. Prior to joining Sea Scouting, he was heavily involved in the Boy Scout program where he was elected as  Senior Patrol Leader for his Troop.  A Vigil Honor member, Carson is active in the Order of the Arrow and serves as the Vice Chief for Service for Nentego Lodge 20. He attends Sussex Technical High School where he is on the honor roll and he actively participates in the Army Junior ROTC program as the Cadet Battalion Executive Officer for 115 Army JROTC Cadets.   As he nears high school graduation, Carson plans on applying to one of the military academies.

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