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High Adventure In, On, Around, and Under the Water

Sea Scouting is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for anyone aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Sea Scout Ships like us, and promotes better citizenship and training through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor ethics, social participation, service commitments, and knowledge of how maritime history has contributed to the world today.


Your Program

You and your friends lead your Sea Scout program, so you make it what you want. In Sea Scouts you may cruise the San Juan Islands, Scuba dive in the Florida Keys, or paddle river near your home. You may be compete in the Koch International Sea Scout Cup alongside Scouts from around the world, or cruise aboard “America’s Tall Ship” the USCG Barque Eagle. In Sea Scouts, you build your own adventure!


Advancement and Awards

Sea Scouts are recognized and rewarded for the things they learn and do. You can earn valuable certifications in Scuba, boating safety, lifesaving, and CPR, as well as advance in rank from Apprentice to Quartermaster. Each certification and level of advancement marks your growth as a sailor and a leader.



Sea Scouts receive training in seamanship and leadership. From regular ship outings, to long cruises, to a weekend of Coast Guard training at Safety at Sea, to the weeklong SEAL (Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership) training, you will be learning every step of the way whether you realize it or not.


Focused on the Future

No matter what draws a Sea Scout to the water, a future career in the military, the maritime industry, or a lifelong hobby of recreational boating, Sea Scouting will provide hands-on seamanship and leadership training that will put a Sea Scout one step ahead of the rest, no matter the path they choose.

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