Southern Region

Southern Region Leadership

Tom McMullen

Regional Commodore

Rodney Carpenter

Regional Director

Ronald Cain

Regional Boatswain

On behalf of the more than 120 Sea Scout ships across the Southern region, welcome to the Southern Region Sea Scout website. Our region is home to some of the finest boating in the world, from our inland lakes and rivers to the Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Keys to the Outer Banks. We have room for lots more Sea Scouts and Sea Scout ships, so join us and get out on the water!

If you are interested in joining or starting a Sea Scout ship in Southern Region (which consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia) please contact us using the “Southern Region Contact” form below and to the left. We’ll do everything we can to help you! Meanwhile there are some good resources for new ships on this site – check out the New Leader section under Resources above.

The Southern Region is an administrative body of the BSA that supports Sea Scouts in all of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. The region is broken down into nine areas that help to deliver program and training resources that best serve the scouts and scouters in the area. The region has a volunteer Sea Scout staff and each area has an Area Commodore to oversee Sea Scout activity in that area. You can use the “Southern Region Contact” form below and to the left to contact your Area Commodore, just let us know what area you are interested in. If you aren’t sure, just let us know the nearest city and we’ll figure it out.

The Southern Region Quarterdeck for 2018-2019

Ronald Cain

Regional Boatswain Southern Region
Photo of Ronald Cain

Biographical Info

Ronald is from from Ship 106 “Loggerheads” of Greater Tampa Area Bay Council. Ron previously served as the Area 4 boatswain and has helped charter multiple new ships in creative ways. For example, Ron helped charter four new ships in his home council and one in the North Florida Council. Additionally, Ron completed Sea Scout Adult Leader Basic Training and Seabadge in 2018. He is heavily involved in the Order of the Arrow, serving as the Lodge Chief of Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee lodge 89 from 2017 to 2019 and is a Vigil Honor member. He is an Eagle Scout and an Ordinary Sea Scout.

Categories: Southern Region

Southern Region Sea Scout Committee

Southern Region Area Commodores

Is your ship, council, or area hosting an event that should be listed here but you are not seeing it? Send your event details using the contact form below left; and we will get it posted as soon as possible.

View our Regional Calendar here.

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