Sea Scouts

Co-ed (14-20 Years Old)

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 and service experiences and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

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, learn, find adventure and build long-lasting friendships.


Sea Scouts

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Adventure on the Water

Sea Scout ships use a variety of boats from small outboard motorboats to large sailing yachts and vessels. No matter what your ship does, you will discover thrills you just can’t get anywhere else.

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 as a leader.

Sea Scouts receive training in seamanship and leadership, which happens during ship meetings, long cruises, U.S. Coast Guard sponsored Safety at Sea training and Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership (SEAL) training. Wherever you are in your Sea Scout development, you will continue learning every step of the way!

For more information about Sea Scouts, please visit the Sea Scouts, BSA website.

Occoneechee Council Sea Scout Opportunities

The Occoneechee Council Squadron of Sea Scouts has three active Ships in the area. Each has a unique program focus and provides opportunities from recreational boating to learning about maritime careers. Ships also partner with local U.S. Power Squadrons and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. There are opportunities for Ships to attend Council, regional and national events and high adventure programs. If you are interested in starting a new Ship, please contact the Council Office.

Local Ships

Sea Scout Ship 94, The Ark Royal, is located near Fayetteville, NC, and serves youth in the Sandhills District. Our focus is to provide unique opportunities for members to learn about small-boat sailing, watersports and other adventures on the water.

Sea Scout Ship 244, The Dawn Treader, is located in Cary, NC, and is a co-ed program with a focus on learning and practicing boating safety, seamanship and service. Youth-led activities take place at local lakes, rivers, bays and the Outer Banks.

Sea Scout Ship 1590, The Monitor, is located in Durham, NC, and is chartered by a U.S. Power Squadron, which provides an exciting co-ed maritime leadership program for youth.

How Do I Sign Up?

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