Co-ed 14-20 years old
You and your shipmates lead your Sea Scout program, so you make it what you want. In Sea Scouts you may cruise the San Juan Islands or Scuba dive in the Florida Keys. You might paddle down a local river or day sail on the lake. You may compete in the Koch International Sea Scout Cup alongside Scouts from around the world, or cruise aboard “America’s Tall Ship” the USCG Barque Eagle. In Sea Scouts, you build your own adventure! Sea Scouting provides limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t ﬁnd anywhere else. It is a place to grow and learn, ﬁnd adventure, and build long lasting friendships.
High Adventure In, On, Around, and Under the Water
Sea Scouting is an inclusive program through the Boy Scouts of America for all youth aged 14-21 (or 13 and completed the 8th grade). It’s operated through Sea Scout Ships, units of youth and advisors just like you!
Find a ship near you and join the fun!
You and your shipmates lead your Sea Scout program, so you make it what you want. In Sea Scouts you may cruise the San Juan Islands or SCUBA dive in the Florida Keys. You may be compete in the Koch International Sea Scout Cup alongside Scouts from around the world, or cruise aboard “America’s Tall Ship” the USCG Barque Eagle. In Sea Scouts, you build your own adventure!
Advancement and Awards
Sea Scouts are recognized and rewarded for the things they learn and do. You can earn valuable certiﬁcations in SCUBA, boating safety, lifesaving, and CPR, as well as advance in rank from Apprentice to Quartermaster. Each certiﬁcation and level of advancement marks your growth as a sailor and a leader.
Sea Scouts receive training in seamanship and leadership. From ship meetings, long cruises, a USCG sponsored Safety at Sea, to SEAL (Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership) training, you will be learning every step of the way whether you realize it or not.
Focused on the Future
No matter what draws a Sea Scout to the water, a future career in the military, the marine industry, or a lifelong hobby, Sea Scouting will provide hands-on seamanship and leadership training that will put a Sea Scout one step ahead of the rest, no matter the path they choose.
Send a message about joining Sea Scouts!
We are excited to have you begin this journey with us. To get started, you must be 14 years old (or 13 years and completed the eighth grade) but not yet 21.
To receive more information from a unit near you, please complete the form below. Once you have submitted it, you will be contacted shortly by one or more local Sea Scout Ships. If you would rather contact a local ship directly, you may do so via our BeAScout.org.