Our Southern Region quarterdeck has decided to recognize some of the great Sea Scouts around the region by designating a Scout of the Month for each area. These worthy Scouts have been selected to be our very first Scouts of the Month! If you’d like to nominate someone for next month, just contact your Area Boatswain.

Area 1: Nelson Ramsey

Nelson Ramsey’s home ship is Andrew Jackson Council Ship 700. Nelson has shown exemplary leadership skills in assisting the ship with day to day operations. The area is also proud that he has gotten to the regional level! Congrats Nelson, and good luck in your new officer position.

Area 2: Reilly Jewell

Reilly Jewell is a member of Ship 1 in Amarillo. She’s been an active member of her ship since January 2014. She attended SEAL Training in Gulf Coast this summer and was named the Spirit Boatswain for showing the spirit of SEAL. Her ship is very proud of her as well as her SEAL crew. Congrats to Reilly Jewell!

Area 3: Reagan Schuttger

Reagan Schuttger is a member of Ship 681, SSS Old Ironsides out of Lago Vista, Texas. Reagan has recently completed his term as Capitol Area Council Boatswain and has also achieved scouting’s highest award, Eagle Scout. He is almost the rank of Able, and strives to be Quartermaster. He states “Ultimately, my long term goal is to give back to Sea Scouting, the organization who made me who I am.” Reagan is a stellar example of Scouting spirit: the scout oath and law are his code, and he gives back to Sea Scouting and his community everyday.

Area 4: Youssef Mohammed

Youssef Mohammed is from Apoll


o Beach Ship 185. Youssef staffed NYLT this year, in fact he was the SPL for GTBAC. Let’s give it up for Youssef for stepping up, and teaching other youths leadership skills!


Area 5: David Pope

David Pope is an Apprentice Sea Scout and an Eagle Scout. He currently is a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute. Despite incredible demands on his time at VMI, David continues to be an active member of Ship 957. He has assisted with recruiting, general meetings, paddling and instructional trips, and helped refurbish canoes for Camp Daniel Boone. David has earned American Canoe Association (ACA) instructor certifications in two paddling disciplines and serves as a member of ACA’s paddling disciplines committee where he helps establish curriculum and educational standards. He is pursuing instructor certification for CPR, first aid and wilderness first aid. David continued to be quite involved not only in his ship’s fun activities, but also in their service and educational activities. You are an example to us all. For all you do; Thank you David!

Area 6: Skyler Bass

Hailing from Olive Branch MS, Skyler Bass, has been a part of Ship 73 The S.S.S Magnolia, of Southaven MS, for going on five years.

She has played a prominent and influential role within Ship 73. She has served in numerous positions in the Ship, currently being the Ship Boatswain. She has been a key figure in the exceptional growth and prosperity of Ship 73, in just the few short months she has been in the


role. Being only the rank of Apprentice, let it not be said that this is due to anything other than her fierce dedication to the advancement and growth of her peers, rather than herself. She is also a member of the National Staff, and works at her Council Scout Shop. Away from scouts, she is pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Skyler is truly the epitome of servant leadership, and rightfully serves as an example across the council and country.

Area 7: Faith Nelson

Faith Nelson is from Ship 37 out of Smithfield, Virginia. During their summer Long Cruise, Faith showed extraordinary leadership and sea scouting skills when she was placed on a new boat with many mechanical problems. Despite these issues, she managed take control and ensure a successful voyage.