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.

 

SEAL Galveston Bay, TX

June 27, 2018 to July 9, 2018All Day
SEAL / Southern Region / Youth Events and Opportunities

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

  • 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...
  • Council Sea Scout Leadership Awards
    March 25, 2018
    Capitol Area Council Ship 911, SSS Response, at the awards ceremony Seldom do I see Sea Scouts performing in the company of Boy Scouts. However, a few Sea Scouts from Capitol Area Council were recognized for outstandi...
  • Southern Region Sea Scout Leadership Awards
    March 23, 2018
    Please congratulate this year's Southern Region Sea Scout Leadership Award recipients! Regional Boatswain Savannah Cushman Savannah Cushman,of Ship 208, Sam Houston Area Council, in Baytown, Texas is currently serv...
  • Southern Region Board Meeting
    February 27, 2018
    At the closing meeting This past week, I attended a Regional Meeting for the first time. It was as incredible opportunity to be introduced to the Southern Region Board and connect faces to names. Not only did I feel w...
  • Galveston Sea Scout Academy Report
    February 14, 2018
    This year our Sea Scout Academy went swimmingly, with record attendance from all over the region! All our tracks ran well and on target, we conducted nightly boatswains’ meetings where we advised and addressed the co...