Ship 2

Adventure

Adventure begins when you break the surface.

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

Come Join Us πŸ’§ The water is fine.

Ship's Log

27-May-2019.

Memorial Day. Fishing at Lake Brittle. Fishing licenses for all! We should have brought BBQ.


Holiday Basic | No food!!?!

18,19,25-May-2019.

Lifeguard Training. Sessions 2, 3, and 4 of 4. We continued training for BSA Lifeguard, American Red Cross Lifeguard, and American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard. We completed CPR/AED training then things got crazy with the never ending deep end dives; Rescue, Rescue, Rescue drills; Sun burns; Whistles; EAP calls; the BSA swim-test parade; time afloat in row boats & canoes; resuscitation of Poor Timmy; green lake swimming at CWBS; and green slime! We are ready for the water!


Swimsuits+Snorkel gear | Bag Lunch and we liked it.

17 May 2019

Wet Week. CWBS lake training on canoe and row boats. We welcomed R on his first visit to the ship. Next time we need to get line to secure the oarlocks.


Swimsuits | No food

11 May 2019 08:00-13:00

CWBS Waterfront Cleanup 2. We served with the NCAC Aquatics Committee to prepare the pool for opening. We vacuumed, trimmed, mucked, and swept.


Utility | Krispy Kreme Donuts

04-05 May 2019

Navy League STEM Expo. We took opportunities to test robots, build boats, visit academy (1|2|3) & university (4) reps, inspect USCG & ONR programs/scholarships, and meet industry leaders.

Rain drove us inside, cutting our exploration of the harbor short. We swam, shopped for food, fought for supremacy on a favorite video game, played hands of poker, and prepared Asian-style pancakes.

We bunked at the WD facility: Girls (A/E/S) took a room; P got a couch. J and his dad met us at the event. We also met future sea scout, K, and his mom.


Class B | Pancakes made with meringue and custard

04 May 2019 08:00-13:30

CWBS Waterfront Cleanup. We served with the NCAC Aquatics Committee to prepare the pool for opening. We trimmed, mucked, scrubbed, swept, and blasted the winter away.

Thanks to S from T671 that helped. He also had the honor of testing the life saving board while perfecting a sunburn.


Utility | Krispy Kreme Donuts

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.
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