Central Region, BSA Sea Scouting


 Sea Scout Promise
As a Sea Scout, I promise to do my best
  • To guard against water accidents
  • To know the location and proper use of lifesaving devices on every boat I board
  • To be prepared to render aid to those in need
  • To seek to preserve the motto of the sea: Women and Children First

 Special Features


Sea Scouting Key 3

The Central Region Sea Scouting leadership team is led by the Key 3. The Central Region Sea Scouting Key 3 includes the Central Region Boatswain (a Sea Scout youth member); the Central Region Commodore (an adult volunteer); and the Central Region Staff Advisor (an adult BSA professional staff member). This leadership team, encompassing a youth and an adult volunteer and professional, guide, direct, and support Sea Scouting in the Central Region. The Key 3, in addition to other members of the Central Region Sea Scouting Committee, supports the councils (squadrons) and ships to help meet the needs and interests of the Sea Scouts and Sea Scouters in the Central Region.

The Central Region Boatswain is a member of the Central Region Venturing Youth Cabinet. The Central Region Commodore is a member of the Central Region Venturing Committee and represents the Central Region on the National Sea Scout Committee.

Quartermaster Rachael Washburn is the Central Region Boatswain. Rachael has been very active in many facets of Scouting, having earned her Gold Award in the Girl Scouts, Silver Award in Venturing, and having completed her SEAL training in addition to her Quartermaster in Sea Scouting. She has completed NYLT, and served on NYLT staff. Rachel is a member of Ship 1148 of the Great Lakes Field Service Council, which is part of the Michigan Crossroads Council in Area 2.

One of Rachael's first tasks will be working to establish a youth leadership corps across the Region

Mr. John Paprocki

Mr. Jeffrey Stout

Jeff Stout is serving as the interim Central Region Venturing Staff Advisor.

Jeff has served as a BSA professional for the Central Region for many years. Additionally, he has attended many National and World Jamborees and NOAC events. He is an Eagle Scout and an Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award recipient. Jeff works from the national office to support Central Region Venturing.