Ship 2

Adventure

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

Sea Base SCUBA Live-aboard: Ship 2 joined Ship 25 (NY) for a week in the Florida Keys. Read more...

Planning Meeting: We met at Skipper's house to kick off the year!

Rechartering #1: +2 Sea Scouts! Our program, process, and people have not changed. Well, the names have changed for a few of our Sea Scouts. Additionally, we have refined some of our program. Oh yes, we added a bit more order to our organization.


About Sea Scout Ship 2 / Adventure

Our Passion

We SCUBA dive. We have a few options -- Lake Millbrooke, Lake Phoenix, Rappahannock 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 with SSTV Beluga, our Pearson 26, practice on Vaquita & Irrawaddy, plus 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.

Our Scouts

We are friends from the community, Some of us are dual-registered in Scouts BSA troops.

Our Advisors & Committee

Our trained, life-long scouters promote responsible, safe program choices, & our youth-led structure. Our committee administers the Ship. No committee, No Go.

Our Chartered Organization

Ship 2 is chartered by Centerline Pelorus Consulting. Huzzah! Each adult advisor is approved by Centerline.

Mission

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 & judgement against the most dangerous environment humans dare to go."

-- Christopher Russell Davis

Motive

Adventure looks different to everyone. To some, it might be a simple as a camping trip, or it could mean a journey around the world.

Amelia Earhart simply stated that adventure is worthwhile within itself. I can get behind that. Sure. But, you honestly can't really define adventure for yourself until you've wrestled with it -- until it's beat you down, and then picked you back up again.

I believe that true adventure exists beyond what you think is safe or obtainable. That's where you see miracles happen, where you get smacked by the harsh reality of the present.

Yvon Chouinard is famous for saying, "It's not adventure until something goes wrong." Without mistakes, or conflict, or breakdowns, your story will simply be boring.

I believe that adventure is the distance between the present and the fulfillment of your dreams. How you navigate the in-between is the great unknown.

-- Clay Croft, Expedition Overland


Motto

-- Lord Baden-Powell

Ship 2 Character

  • Everybody can have Fun
  • Water is a regular thing (sail, scuba, canoe, kayak, swim, etc.)
  • The big trip happens / high adventure happens

  • Training is part of the culture
  • Disagreements don’t become battles
  • We get big arguments out of the way first
  • We plan for Succession and Continuity

Our People

  • New people are always welcome
  • Everybody knows who they can ask for help
  • Involved parents are real

This is derived from https://mikecooney.net/successful-scouting-units/

Scout Oath

On my honor I will do my best:

Sea Scout Promise

As a Sea Scout, I promise to do my best:

  • to guard against water accidents,
  • to know the location and proper use of the lifesaving devices on every boat I board,
  • to be prepared to render aid to those in need,
  • to seek to preserve the motto of the sea: Women and Children First.