Connecting with Sea Scouts in Your District
Your local district executive can identify Sea Scout ships within your district. Once you have your local skippers’ information, call on them and ask about a good day to attend one of their meetings.
Discuss with the leaders what support they need in providing program to youth. Usually they need support with the basics, such as having trainers to help with CPR certifications, understanding changes to BSA health or tour plan forms, and assistance with rechartering.
Commissioners can use the following methods to support Sea Scout ships:
- Organize Sea Scout presentations to district roundtables on the benefits of Sea Scouts, program objectives and goals to retain older youth in Scouting with high school–age programs
- Collect inquires from prospective Sea Scouts from BeAScout.org to Sea Scout volunteers
- Organize monthly presentations to Boy Scouts where Sea Scouts can showcase Sea Scout activities for recruiting.
Sea Scout Leader Training Opportunities
District commissioners can support Sea Scouts by attending the following training opportunities:
Leader-specific Training–Sea Scout Adult Basic Leader Training: A training program to enhance a new volunteer’s knowledge of the BSA strategic plan, program, and resources, as well as emphasizing personal skills necessary for youth development in the Sea Scout program
Seabadge: A weekend management course to improve the understanding or leadership and motivation among volunteers
Seabadge Underway: A weekend course that provides basic training to prepare volunteers to teach and manage their ship for the safe operation of a Sea Scout vessel underway in moderate conditions
Sea Scout Centennial Council Patches
Boy Scout councils can also support the Sea Scout centennial by designing Sea Scout centennial council patches.
Council patch artwork can portray Sea Scouts, local aquatic landmarks, watercraft, or anything you think best represents your local program’s past, present, or future.
The patch must follow the BSA Brand Identity Guide and local council approval requirements.
All centennial patches should include any variation of the theme “Sea Scouts: An American Tradition Since 1912.” You are only limited by your imagination.
The Second Century of Sea Scouts
Please join us as we launch the second century of Sea Scouts. In 2012, we will have many opportunities for exciting program and service to youth. Help us build the future of Sea Scouts.
Visit the Sea Scout Centennial blog, the Facebook fan page, or www.seascout.org for more information.