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

14, 15, 16-June-2019

SCUBA Camp. We took the weekend to drive to Lake Phoenix. We set up camp on Saturday and dove and swam on Sunday. Our tents and hammocks worked great it the best weather of the year. Our food was outstanding, even after Skipper left hotdogs at home. We had some hiccups, but it all worked out. Congrats to our first time campers.


Camping gear plus rented SCUBA gear | Dinner: Yakisoba 焼きそば and S'mores. Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon, & stuff. Lunch: Burgers & Grilled Fries.

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 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.

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.

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

Ship 2 Character

Our Program

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

Our Process

  • 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.