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



Training is a petty officer (youth) leadership training course offered by the National Sea Scouting Committee. This is a one week, hard core leadership course that is conducted at sea. If you successfully complete the course you will be awarded the SEAL Training Award, which is a silver pin with twin dolphins, to be worn on your uniform (see above).

This course is a leadership course, not a seamanship course. It covers such topics as preparing, goal setting, organizing, supervising, commanding, communicating, training, motivating, and other skills that will help you in functioning as a leader in your Ship and in life.

To attend a SEAL class you must be a registered Sea Scout. You must have earned the Seaman Ordinary rank prior to attending SEAL training, and you must have a thorough, working knowledge of Chapter four of the Sea Scout Manual.

More information and upcoming courses see the National Sea Scout website at www.seascout.org

Also see the "Building Leaders on the Chespeake" article in Scouting Magazine