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

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


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

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