National Boatswain – Evan Nazareth of Occoneechee Council, BSA

Congratulations to Evan Nazareth of Ship 244 on his selection as the next National Boatswain of Sea Scouts!

Read on to learn more about what inspires Evan in his Scouting journey. For more on Evan’s new role as National Boatswain, click here:

How long have you been involved in Sea Scouts and Scouting? I joined Scouts BSA 7 years ago. I subsequently joined the Order of the Arrow, Sea Scouting, and Venturing and earned my Eagle, Quartermaster, and Summit Ranks within those programs and was recognized with the Vigil Honor. 

What is one of your favorite memories in Sea Scouts? One of my favorite memories was being elected the youth lead for the annual United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle National Sea Scout Trip. This was an incredible experience where we got to sail with the coast guard’s first year cadets and learn with them how to do various tasks and skills such as using a fire hose, trimming the sails, and doing an up-and-over drill where we climbed the rigging. 

What would you tell someone that is thinking about joining Scouting or Sea Scouts or both? Scouting will change your life in every sense for the better. I have made lifelong friendships, developed my leadership style, and participated in numerous high adventure activities just to name a few aspects. The Sea Scouting program is very unique and offers scouts the opportunity to go boating, challenge themselves in learning and teaching new skills to others, and participate with the Coast Guard Auxiliary actively.

What are you most excited about in your position as National Sea Scout Boatswain? I am excited to meet more Sea Scouts across the nation and help our program grow in its presence, strength, and reach. I look forward to working with the National Quarterdeck to help showcase Sea Scouting value and connect our members.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol Group
SEAL underwater scuba picture