A Sea Scout task force serving North Carolina, South Carolina, and southern Virginia
What is Sea Scouting?
Sea Scouting is a unique part of the the Boy Scouts of America. Sea Scouting was the BSA's first program for older Scouts and began in 1912. It is now part of the Outdoor Adventure function of the national organization and related to the Venturing program.
Sea Scouting is for high school age youth,14 and older, male and female (local unit option). It uses a fun and challenging nautical program of sailing and boating following the traditions of the sea to accomplish the aims of the Boy Scouts of America.
Sea Scouting happens mainly around, on, in, or under water and may include (in addition to sailing and boating) waterskiing, scuba diving, canoeing, rafting, etc., as well as camping and other outdoor activities, depending upon the interests of its members.
A Sea Scout unit is called a "ship" and is led by youth officers elected by ship members. Responsible adults who are interested in youth, the ideals of Scouting, and things nautical provide guidance and oversight of ship activities.
For more information about the Sea Scouting program, go to the National Sea Scout Welcome page or their main website
Sea Scouts are offered a four-step advancement plan leading to the rank of Quartermaster... the Sea Scout equivalent of the coveted Eagle Scout award. And it is available to female as well as male members.