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The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Venturing Officers Association (VOA) provides support, resources, and events for Venturers in the council. To learn more about the VOA, please visit their website and sign up for the newsletter.

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Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing 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 then 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.

 

2017 ssr Cats Point (Sea Scouts Regatta Cats Point)

Step aboard ssr Cats Point, with 2017 being the 10th 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 03 to 05 NOV 2017, 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.

So download the registration package and touch the registration button to get started.  Don’t demurrage either, as there are limits on the overall head count, and you what your bonce onboard this historically spirited event, ssr Cats Point 2017.

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2018 Seabadge Leadership Training

Southern Region, BSA is pleased to announce and offer a Seabadge Leadership Training Course (SB-35-FL-2018) from the premiere location of the Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, beginning Friday, January 26, 2018 and ending Sunday, January 28, 2018.  If your location delivers temperatures below the mid-60s this time of year, this Seabadge course is your “Siren’s Song”.  However have no doubt, the Florida Keys will deliver an opposing discovery from those of the ancient mariner that followed the enchanting melody of the Siren’s voice.  This Florida Straits island destination is yours for only $170.00, so warm-up and tap the registration link to get the ice off your windshield and from under your tires.  Sunny south Florida and the Florida Keys welcome your arrival.

Regardless of your advisory 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 advisor, 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 advisor, you are welcome to attend so you can apply what you learned but more importantly, maybe Seabadge will enchant you too experience Sea Scouts first hand.  Sea Scouts is not just for “Coasters” … “Inlanders” travel down to the Florida Keys to see and hear firsthand.

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