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 very little utilization of this award at the council level. Any council can award 2 Sea Scout Leadership Awards per year – if you have more than 5 ships, you can award 1 additional SSLA for every 5 ships.  Please everyone, we have so many exceptional youth and adults across the region – work with your councils to nominate those worthy for this award! (and of course if someone is contributing above the council level don’t hesitate to nominate them for Area or Regional or National awards as well).

The Sea Scout Leadership Award is presented by councils, areas, regions, and the National Council to Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters who have made exceptional contributions to Sea Scouting and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Qualifications for the award can be found at the following link along with the application, number of presentations allowed per level in the program and deadlines for submission: https://seascout.org/leadership-award. Please share this information with all Sea Scout ships and Sea Scouting leadership in your area.