Sea Scouts, BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 to 21.
The Purpose of Sea Scouts
For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.
In 1910, Lord Baden Powell, founder of Boy Scouts, created Sea Scouts to serve as an extension of Scout training. Young men would develop personal character-pluck, patriotism, and intelligent discipline-through sense of duty. By teaching boat, management and seamanship, young men would also gain individual knowledge to help them become self-supporting.
Baden-Powell’s belief that Sea Scouts would combine the best attributes of seamanship with training in character was shared by the Boy Scouts of America. Two years after the Boy Scouts of America was born, Sea Scouts was organized in the United States with the aid of the Secretary of the Navy.
The Sea Scout Program
Sea Scout units – called Ships – are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else, Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships. National web site seascout.org.
Occoneechee Council Squadron
The Occoneechee Council Squadron has three active Ships in the area. Each has a unique program focus that provides opportunities from recreational boating to learning about maritime careers. Ships also partner with the local United States Power & Sailing Squadrons and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. If you are interested in starting a new Ship contact the council office.
|Scout Ship 71, The Cumberland, is located near FT Bragg, NC is a multi-district ship serving youth and adult scouts throughout Cumberland County. Our focus is to provide unique opportunities for its members to learn and practice safe boating, adding to one’s lifetime scouting experiences.|
|Sea Scout Ship 244, the Dawn Treader, is located in Cary, NC was founded in 2005. The co-ed program focus is to learn and practice boating safety, seamanship, and service by working the four Sea Scouting achievement levels. Youth led activities are at local lakes, rivers, bays and the outer banks. We also attend council, regional, national events and high adventure programs.|
|Sea Scout Ship 1590, the Monitor, is located in Durham, NC was founded in 2014. Chartered by the United States Power Squadron provides co-ed youth with an exciting maritime leadership program. We also attend council, regional, national events and high adventure programs.|