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What is Sea Scouting

Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America. Venturing's purpose is to provide positive experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. 

 

Sea Scouts was organized to address members' boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage.  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.

Purpose of the Ship

Sea Scouts is adventure on sea and land -- for you. Ship 300 is a program offered to young men and young women between the ages of 14 and 21. It is a chance to learn and have fun at the same time. 

 

What is Sea Scout Ship 300?

Sea Scout Ship 300 is organized to promote better citizenship and to improve members' skills and knowledge through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, and service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage. Members are expected to attend meetings, maintain the Ship's boats, and aid in financing the program. 

What is in it for you?

You can learn to sail, to row, and to keep a boat in shape; you can cruise, or even sail one of our small boats. You will be active in camping, social events, tours, regattas, excursions, and seamanship contests. 

Sailing and Cruising

Ship 300 has access to several small boats for learning to sail and for use in cruising. During the summer, every member has a chance to try his hand at the tiller, to trim the sails, and all members are taught 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. Day, weekend, and long cruises are held for all Ship members.

Our Fleet

Ship 300's fleet includes 5 Thistles, 3 Catalina 22's, 1 Prindle Catamaran, 1 Evan's 16 Daysailer, 1 Alcort Puffer, 1 Snark Sun Chaser II, 1 Sailing Dinghy, 1 Obrien Sailboard, and 1 Regal 233 Ambassador Express Cruiser.

Maintenance and Repair

Every boat owner takes pride in the condition of his boat. Each spring he chips, sands, and paints until it is trim and shipshape. Sea Scout vessels are no exception. A significant part of our Sea Scouting program is teaching and learning the methods of boat maintenance. 

Sea scouts are trustworthy, loyal, friendly, helpful, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

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