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Sea Scouts

Sea Scouts is a specialized segment of BSA’s Venturing program, focusing on boating skills and our maritime heritage including sailing, cruising, and water sports. Youth-led Sea Scout units, called "Ships," emphasize outdoor, social, and service experiences. Long CruisesExternal Link on rivers, lakes, and oceans are each year’s highlight. Sea Scouts is for young women and men 14-21 years old.

Sea Scouts started alongside Boy Scouts (affectionately referred to as ‘dirt scouts’). In the summer of 1907 Baden-Powell held his Brownsea Island camp… and soon thereafter in December 1908, the first Seamanship badge was awarded.  In 1908 Baden-Powell published Scouting for Boys then 3 years later published Sea Scouting for Boys (and today the Sea Scout Manual is free onlineExternal Link). In America, Boy Scouts started in 1910 and Sea Scouts in 1912.  Today, about 15,000 adventurers are registered Sea Scouts.

As of April 2017, Tecumseh Council does not have any Ships. The nearest active ship is LeatherLips, Ship 280External Link, in Columbus, OH.


Learn more at SeaScout.orgExternal Link Link Link




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