What is Sea Scouts?
“For more information about the Sea Scouts, including how to join a Sea Scout ship, please contact the Scout Office at 806-358-6500.”
Sea Scouts is a youth development program of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women who are at least 13 years of age and have completed the eighth grade or is 14 years of age and not yet 21. Must have parent/guardian approval if under 18 years of age.
Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of the Venturing program, which was organized to address member’s 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 season, 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 Texas state safe boating course is also offered by many ships. Occasionally movies are shown, contests between crews are held, or internship visits are arranged.