Why Join?

Ship 2 Adventure

Join To Lead


We cultivate responsibility in character and citizenship; leadership is a by-product.

We focus on training — in a nautical context — to refine sea scouts into good citizens. We expect good citizens make the best leaders. We are also focused on advancing the leadership training of our scouts. Here are a few of the courses available through Sea Scouts BSA:

Duty to God | Introduction to Leadership Skills Sea Scouts (ILSS) | National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) | National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) | Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership Training (SEAL) | Wood Badge | Seabadge

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.

-- Robert Baden-Powel

No one is expected to be perfect the first time -- or the third -- so we have a lot of opportunities to refine your skills. Our goal is to allow those interested, chances to prove themselves and to advance to lead.

For those that prove themselves, there is the chance to take on responsibilities, within the crews, the ship, within the council, and beyond.

Our ship officers are:

We support these youth leadership positions with a number of adult volunteers: