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Ship 2 Adventure

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Many Paths to Success

We cultivate citizenship; leadership is a by-product. We focus exclusively on training — in a nautical context — to refine sea scouts into good citizens. We expect good citizens make the best leaders.

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 that what to, room to prove themselves and to advance to lead us as Boatswain.

Ship Leadership

Leadership is progressive. Scouts start by following, then gaining responsibility for themselves, tasks, others, and then the unit. Here is the organization chart for a Sea Scout Ship:

Scouts

Boatswain

  • Boatswain's Mate (Administration)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Program)
  • Purser (Funding)
  • Yeoman
  • Crew Leader Specialist (Activities)

Advisors

Skipper

  • Skipper's Mate (Administration)
  • Skipper's Mate (Program)

Committee

Chair

  • Treasurer (Funding)
  • Consultant(s) (Activities)

Chartered Org

CO Rep

Reference Sea Scout Manual, page 12, for complete details.

Check out our current program. Remember, we are constantly changing our heading to adjust for the interests, capabilities, and plans of our leaders. Better yet, take the chance to lead, grab a tiller and help steer on new adventures.

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

-- Robert Baden-Powell