Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to enhance members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage. No prior boating experience is needed to join!

Sea Scout units called "Ships," focus on sailing, with cruising either sailboats or power vessels, and paddle sports. During the boating seasons, Sea Scouts learn to maintain and operate their vessel, with a focus on learning the safe and proper methods of handling boats. Sea Scouts also learn to identify different maritime buoys and lights, how to take advantage of wind and tide, and how to drop anchor or approach a dock.

Most Ships hold formal meetings conducted in either full dress or work uniforms. Swimming, lifesaving, first aid, C.P.R., Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing and seamanship courses are taught with the ship by our own officers. The state safe boating course is also offered by many ships. Occasionally movies are shown, contests between crews are held, or internship visits are arranged.

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