Sea Scouts is a co-ed program for youth 14 to 20-years old, or 13-years old and have graduated from 8th grade. The program consists of leadership and character development set in a maritime environment. Each unit is called a ‘ship’ but may or may not, have a vessel.
Orange County is home to five Sea Scout ships, which are nationally and internationally acclaimed. In the past decade, local sea scouts have won four international sailing championships, two ships were honored as the top program in the nation, and three sea scouts were selected as the top youth-leader in the nation.
Join a Sea Scout Ship today, contact SeaScouts@ocbsa.org!
Sea Scouting activities include weekly meetings to learn skills, day sails, weekend cruises to Catalina, and fun-filled events at the Newport Sea Base or Dana Point Youth Maritime Center.
Sea Scout Ships from around the state and nation in Long Beach, Ventura, and San Francisco. Safety-at-Sea events, which teach hands-on marine safety techniques, are at Coast Guard Stations in San Diego and San Francisco.
National activities – include Sea Scout Experience Advanced Leadership Training (SEAL), which is an intense week-long training aboard a vessel. Courses are conducted in New York, Chesapeake Bay, Miami, and Newport Beach. Sea scouts generally attend a course that is outside of their region. Other national opportunities include sailing aboard the US Coast Guard Barque Eagle, a 295’ training vessel. Past opportunities include trips aboard a NOAA research vessel, a US Navy nuclear submarine, and a USN aircraft carrier.