Southern Region

Sea Scout Cup Qualifiers 

Southern Region qualifiers for the 2018 Sea Scout Cup are now being scheduled and will be conducted in summer and fall 2017. See here for details as they develop.

Southern Region Leadership

TW Cook

Regional Commodore

Rodney Carpenter

Regional Director

Ryan Trefny

Regional Boatswain

Contact Us

Southern Region Contact

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

Ryan Trefny

Regional Boatswain Southern Region
Photo of Ryan Trefny

Biographical Info

Ryan is from Capitol Area Council Ship 911, SSS Response. He is a Quartermaster Sea Scout and an Eagle Scout. Ryan has graduated from Seattle SEAL (Charley Pod) and NYLT, and has served as Ship’s Boatswain, Capitol Area Council Boatswain’s Mate, and Area 3 Boatswain.

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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.

 

2nd Annual West Texas Key City Regatta

October 6, 2018 to October 8, 2018All Day
Abilene Sailing Association (Ship 486)
198 Arrow Point ABILENE Tx, 79601
Regattas and Rendezvous / Southern Region

Seabadge SB-39-TX

November 30, 2018 to December 2, 2018All Day
Sea Scout Base Galveston
7509 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77554
Seabadge / Southern Region https://www.ssbgalveston.org/seabadgecourse

Seabadge SB-40-FL-2019 in Florida

January 25, 2019 to January 27, 2019
Camp Shands
Hawthorne FL
Seabadge / Southern Region http://1ticket5goals.com/seabadge2019.

The Southern Region, Sea Scouts, BSA will hold Seabadge course SB-40-FL-2019, and you are invited to register and participate! The course will take place January 25-January 27, 2019 at Camp Shands in Hawthorne, Florida, and is open to adult Sea Scout leaders and adult Boy Scout leaders. Course details may be found here: http://1ticket5goals.com/seabadge2019.

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The Southern Region, Sea Scouts, BSA will hold Seabadge course SB-40-FL-2019, and you are invited to register and participate! The course will take place January 25-January 27, 2019 at Camp Shands in Hawthorne, Florida, and is open to adult Sea Scout leaders and adult Boy Scout leaders. Course details may be found here: http://1ticket5goals.com/seabadge2019.

 

View our Regional Calendar here.

Southern Region News

  • Minto Rendezvous 2018
    September 14, 2018
    Blindfold Sunfish Rigging The rain came down in sheets but that did nothing to dampen the spirits of the more than 200 Sea Scouts and adult leaders in attendance at the awards ceremony of the William M. Minto Regional...
  • 2018 Atlanta Commodore's Cup
    September 10, 2018
    Southern Region Area 9 and the Atlanta Squadron would like to invite all interested Sea Scouts to join them for a weekend of sail boat racing on Catalina 22 yachts and other fun activities at the 2018 Commodore's Cup, co...
  • The Importance of Collaboration: Area-Wide weekend sail includes Ship 911 from Georgetown, Ship 911 from Rio Grande Valley, and Ship 1 from Corpus Christi
    August 20, 2018
    As we all know, a large part of the Sea Scout program lies in our affinity to network with Ships far away from own. This affinity brings us together in order to promote solidarity and fellowship among all Sea Scouts. Wh...
  • Southern Region Flagship for 2018-2019
    July 20, 2018
    Is your ship looking for a challenge that improves its overall strength? Perhaps a goal that every Sea Scout Ship can attain? Luckily, we’ve decided to put ships to the test this year with just that: the inaugural Southe...
  • Southern Region Sea Scout video
    May 17, 2018
    Your 2017-2018 Quarterdeck has produced a great video about Sea Scouts - special thanks to Area 2 Boatswain Katie Stone for her editorial work. I want to thank Boatswain Savannah Cushman for her leadership this ye...
  • 2018-2019 Boatswain Welcome Message
    April 30, 2018
    Please welcome Ryan Trefny, Southern Region Boatswain for the 2018-2019 term. Ryan will take office June 1st. Ryan is an Eagle Scout, a Quartermaster and a SEAL graduate who is presently serving as Southern Region Are...
  • Southern Region Boatswain for 2018-2019
    April 21, 2018
    Please welcome Ryan Trefny, Southern Region Boatswain for the 2018-2019 term. Ryan will take over from current Regional Boatswain Savannah Cushman on June 1st. Ryan is an Eagle Scout, a Quartermaster and a SEAL gradua...
  • Scholarship Opportunity
    April 3, 2018
    This may be applicable to some of you: the Marlee Foundation provides scholarships for children of US Special Forces members.  For more details, see this page. If you are not aware of it, there are a number of scholar...