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

Savannah Cushman

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 2017-2018

Savannah Cushman

Regional Boatswain Southern Region
Photo of Savannah Cushman

Biographical Info

Savannah is from Sam Houston Area Council Ship 208, SSS Red Skies. She is an Able Sea Scout, and is working on her Quartermaster. She is a SEAL and NYLT graduate, and has served as Ship Boatswain. She is a certified lifeguard and is SCUBA certified. When not Sea Scouting, Savannah is an oboist, a Varsity Tennis player, a former JV Volleyball player, Vice President of Interact,and a participant in the STEM Academy at Robert E. Lee High School, where she was recently recognized as STEM Student of the Month. She is a National Honor Society member and a member of St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Categories: Southern Region
Updated 9 months ago.

Southern Region Sea Scout Committee

Southern Region Area Commodores

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Southern Region News

  • 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...
  • Update from the Regional Yeoman
    January 6, 2018
    I have a couple of exciting updates for members of Southern Region Sea Scouting. The first is a call for photos from your ship, council, and area activities, please send photos to along with a sho...
  • Sea Scouting in South Texas - Strengthening New Ships
    January 1, 2018
    SR A3 Boatswain and Crew arrive at Camp Perry (From left to right: SSS Response Skipper Tom Trefny, Jared Panico, Ryan Trefny, Jess Hopkins) When I visited the Texas Seabadge course in October, I heard of a new Sea Sc...
  • Area Boatswain of the Month: Ryan Trefny
    December 16, 2017
    The Southern Region Quarterdeck has selected Ryan Trefny as Area Boatswain of the Month for December. Ryan is the Boatswain for Southern Region Area 3, covering the southern half of Texas, and is doing an outstanding ...
  • Sea Scout Leadership Award
    December 6, 2017
    Last year, the Sea Scout Leadership Award became available for the first time for awarding at the Council, Area, Regional and National levels. In Southern Region, we had good coverage at the Area and Regional levels, but...
  • Sea Scout Academy 2018 Galveston
    December 4, 2017
    Registration is now open for Sea Scout Academy 2018 to be held at Sea Star Base Galveston on January 13-15 (Martin Luther King Day Weekend) Seven training tracks are available for Sea Scout youth ranging from recruit ...
  • Seabadge in Florida this January!
    November 14, 2017
    If you're looking to escape the cold weather this winter, consider joining us at the Florida Seabase Conference Center for a Seabadge Course hosted by Southern Region and Greater Tampa Bay Area Council. Seabadge is a...
  • Safety at Sea - Galveston
    November 7, 2017
    Safety at Sea in a nutshell is a large safety meeting, that may sound boring, but I promise it is not. 16 ships from Area 3 came together at the Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Field Office to learn and practice sa...