Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was
organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our
Sea Scout units, called "ships," focus on sailing and cruising either
sailboats or power vessels. During the boating seasons, Sea Scouts learn
to maintain and operate then vessel, with a focus on learning the safe and
proper methods of handling boats. Sea Scouts also learn the meaning of
buoys and lights, how to take advantage of wind and tide, and how to drop
anchor or approach a dock.
Most ships hold formal meetings conducted in either full dress of work
uniforms. Swimming, lifesaving, first aid, Coast Guard Auxiliary Sailing
and Seamanship, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation courses are taught with
the ship by our own officers. The state safe boating course is also offered
by many ships. Occasionally movies are shown, contests between crews are
held, or intership visits are arranged.
For more infomration about the Sea Scouts, including how to join or start
a Sea Scout ship in your area, please contact your local council service center.