SEA SCOUTS & JR. SEA SCOUTS
Sea Scouts, ages 14-20
Sea Scout units, called Ships, focus on sailing and cruising in either sailboats or power vessels. During the boating seasons, Sea Scouts learn to maintain and operate their vessel with a focus on learning safe and proper methods of handling boats. Sea Scouts also learn to navigate buoys and lights and how to take advantage of winds and tides, drop anchor and dock approach.
Sea Scouting is a youth-led and adult-mentored 104-year old program. Elected youth leaders plan and conduct the program and adult leaders guide and support their efforts in learning important leadership and life skills. As Scouts gain experience they will have the opportunity to contribute as leaders on their ships.
The best part of Sea Scouts is cruising and mastering the skills learned with their shipmates. On board a vessel they share hands-on experiences as helmsman, navigator, lookout, cook, sail handler and engineer.
Jr. Sea Scouts, ages 11-13
For youth interested in continuing a passion for being on the water yet not old enough to join a Sea Scout program, the Newport Sea Base offers two semesters annually of its Jr. Sea Scout program. Students learn the fundamentals of boating safety, small boat handling, types of vessels, experiences in sailing, motor, and paddle craft, and even take on leadership roles during their fourth and final semester in the program. The Jr. Sea Scouts get to interact with members of the local Sea Scout ships, and build friendships that may last a lifetime!