Sea Scouts is a specialized Scouting program, which was organized to address members’ boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage.
Sea Scout units, called “ships,” focus on sailing and cruising either sailboats or power vessels. During the boating seasons, Sea Scouts learn to maintain and operate the vessel, with a focus on learning the safe and proper methods of handling boats. Sea Scouts also learn the meaning of buoys and lights, how to take advantage of wind and tide, and how to drop anchor or approach a dock.
2018 SSR Cats Point (Sea Scouts Regatta Cats Point)
Step aboard ssr Cats Point, with 2018 being the 11th arrival of these fun-filled teenaged youth scouting activities. As always, beginning on the first Friday in November, this year’s regatta makes port from 02 to 04 NOV 2018, and as before is open to all Sea Scout Ships and Venturing Crews that can muster the computer skills to sign-up.
Friday includes check-in along with assigning your Billet vessel. Saturday is filled with skill activities that are land-based and water based, including time to relax, socialize, and visit in the evening. Sunday includes fun, nonsensical events that gain bragging rights for years to come.
The registration package and online registration will be made available as the date approaches.
2019 Seabadge Leadership Training
Following successful courses in the Sunshine State in 2017 and 2018, Southern Region, BSA is planning to offer the Seabadge leadership training course in Florida again in January 2019.
Regardless of your primary Scouting program, Seabadge offers tools and resources that are specific to Sea Scouts, but worthy of Venturing and Boy Scouting programs too. If you are an existing Sea Scout adult volunteer, we encourage you to complete this training so you can deliver the promised program to your Sea Scouting youth. If you are a Venturing or Boy Scout volunteer, you are welcome to attend so you can apply what you learned but more importantly, maybe Seabadge will enchant you to experience Sea Scouts first hand.
Stay tuned for details!
- What is Seabadge?