Ship 2


Adventure begins when you break the surface.

We play, learn, & lead with waters spilling from the Virginia Piedmont.

Come Join Us 💧 The water is fine.

Ship's Log


Venturing Crew 1856. We visited friends at the Gainesville United Methodist Church to share our experience with the exclusive Sea Scout Scuba program.

We discussed our local dive shop, Coral Edge Adventures, and the various dive sites in the region. Our boatswain, E, discussed diver safety, recent trips, and diver certification levels. We shared our plans for ScubaJam 2019 and Sea Base.

See you under the water!

SSU | No food served.


National Capital Boat Show. We joined local Sea Scout ships promoting Boater Safety while representing our program to the larger boating community! Our thanks to USCG Auxiliary Occoquan-Fairfax Flotilla for joining us in the booth.

We visited with 24 families with youth from 4 to 17 years old. There were eight families with Sea Scout age youth in Reston, Warrenton, Manassas, and Haymarket, Virginia.

SSU | Chick-fil-A


SPARTA. We were pleased to meet a new perspective member, J, while we planned our activities for the summer. Thanks to our Boatswain, E, for driving the program!

It looks like we are headed to our base camp and Lake Phoenix for an extended stays. Camp Richard is not available until next year.



Salt & Sleet Training. We had a full day at the yearly Northeast Region, Area 6 training weekend.

Congratulations to scouts A, S, and P for earning the Boater License (MD and VA Boater Safety Education / NASBLA).

Congratulations to Skipper for being awarded Sea Badge.

Welcome Ms. Kelly on your first adventure. Also, welcome Maritime Explorer Club prospect, S, as he showed off knot and land-ship skills!

SSU | McDonalds

About Sea Scout Ship 2 / Adventure

Ship 2 | Ethos | DNA | Form

Our Passion

We SCUBA dive. We have a few options -- Lake Millbrooke, Lake Phoenix and Little Bahamas, There is always Florida!

Our Waters

We reach the world from North Fork wetlands, Bull Run, Occoquan, Potomac, Chesapeake, & beyond.

Our Limits

We push'em. We return with interesting stories, building character, serving, and doing stuff far beyond those allowed for younger scouts.

Our Facilities

We sail, kayak, and float. We work and race on SSTV Beluga, our Pearson 26, sail on SSTV Der Pelikan, and train aboard SSTV Michael-S.

Our Grounds

NCAC Camp William B. Snyder is our base. The camp offers access to projects, boats, water, & camping. Plus, it exposes us to regional troops, crews, posts, & ships.

Our Direction

We are a scout-led ship. We intend to reach wherever our sea scouts, the current, and the wind takes us. Find out more about us and our programs.

Sea Scouts BSA is unique in that "[m]ore trust and responsibility [is] placed on a Sea Scout than all other programs combined. We challenge them to learn, lead, and pit their skills, ability and judgement against the most dangerous environment humans dare to go."

-- Christopher Russell Davis