Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts is a program for young women and young men age 14 (or 13 and competed 8th grade) through 20 focused on sailing, motorboating, paddle sports, and any other aquatic activities. Sea Scouts is scout-led with meetings, events, overall goals, and even ship bylaws planned by the scouts.

THE PURPOSE OF SEA SCOUTS: For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.


At meetings, the Ship may go sailing, learn scout skills, study nautical traditions, or plan and prepare for outings. Through meetings and outings, scouts can learn sailing, paddling, motor maintenance, general boating skills, navigation, safety, marlinspike.

A common outing in Sea Scouts which brings many of the skills together is racing. Scouts can race against shipmates, other Sea Scout Ships, sailing clubs, and in the Koch Cup sailboat racing qualifier; an inter-ship race which is the prerequisite for entering the international Sea Scout race of the same name. The most intense Sea Scout events are usually weekend or weeklong cruises. On these, scouts on boats and sail, paddle, or motor long routes planned out with nautical charts. They sleep on the boats or camp on shore.

The Ships also help the other branches of scouting with aquatic events. In recent years, Atlanta Sea Scouts have taught the small boat sailing and rowing merit badges at the Allatoona Aquatics Base, served as safety boats for Venturing events, prepared Scouts for the BSA Sea Base in Florida, and assisted with various service projects.

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